In Venezuela 150 industrial workers at Ford plant went on strike on November 15, 2018.
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They want better wages and bonuses.
Currently a worker makes 60 “bolívares” per day (nearly US$ 1) for weekly shifts from Monday to Friday from 7am till 3h30pm.
The bonus will be between 3,000 to 4,000 “bolivares” (US$ 40 to 60).
That is not enough for any worker to provide for their families.
Many other sectors of the working class are taking action for the same reason.
Poverty is wide spread in Venezuela and around 4 million people abandoned the country.
On September 1, 2018 the national minimum wage was set to 1800 “bolivares” (US$ 25) per month.
On November 11, 2018 president “Nicolas Maduro” announced a new bill to set the national minimum wage as the standard for all worker’s contracts, both public and private sector.
The labor leader “Orlando Chirino” denounced that this bill is meant to lower wages.
CSP-Conlutas stands in solidarity with Ford workers and all other workers who are standing up for labor rights in Venezuela.