Olivier_Rubens's blog

Venezuela: stop anti-union repression!

The following statement has been issued by several trade union leaders and fighters for workers' rights in Venezuela. The case is about an attack by thugs, composed of people linked to the PSUV apparatus, on a workers' assembly in a plant of the state mining firm Ferrominera. The attack killed one...

Venezuela: Ruben Gonzalez sentenced 7 years and 2 months for a strike!

On 1 March, in Cuidad Piar, Ruben Gonzalez, a trade-unionist in Ferrominera, was sentenced to jail for strike action. Ruben said after the verdict: "I will go in jail but I had done what I had to do". His lawyers called 70 witnesses as the accusation was only calling 5 witnesses. The charges were...

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