Rubén González, secretary general of Sintraferrominera, the iron-workers’ union of the Ferrominera del Orinoco complex, has been sentenced to 5 years and 9 months of jail
On the afternoon of 7 March 2019, the electricity supply was cut off in more than 80% of Venezuela. This blackout was the highest point in a decade long electricity crisis, a collapse that industry workers had warned about for years, despite government attempts to completely silence their reports
Political prisoner Rodney Álvarez has been arbitrarily jailed eight years without a trial, as a working class hostage of the chavista government
An alliance of trade unions and political and union currents was recently formed to struggle for workers’ rights, independently the Opposition headed by Guaidó. Its objectives are to confront the brutal anti-worker policies of the Maduro Government and to repudiate imperialist interference.
More than a hundred union leaders and activists came together at the Central University of Venezuela to launch a new independent workers' front.