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Daniel Kovalik looks at the attempt to portray Venezuela as a country where trade unionists are under threat from the government and analyses the real situation of workers rights in comparison with that of Colombia

 

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On May 15th, Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez took a bold and historic initiative, when he decided at a meeting in Puerto Ordáz in Guayana, Bolívar state, to put workers at the forefront of the running of the primary industries located in this region.

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Valencia, October 24th, 2009 (Aporrea.org) – Electrical sector workers, after a just struggle against the managerial bureaucracy of Corpoelec [the state owned National Electricity Corporation] conveyed their satisfaction with the announcements by Chavez regarding the electrical sector. The Corpoelec bureaucracy has revealed itself in the large failures in the electrical service, and in the violation of the rights of workers.

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On Tuesday, May 5, Argenis Vázquez, Secretary of the Toyota union SINTRATOYOTA, was murdered as he was leaving his home in Los Chaimas de Cumaná; in the state of Sucre, to attend a scheduled meeting at Toyota headquarters.

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Venezuela's National Union of Workers (UNT) to hold National Conference, and internal elections.

 

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