Retirees, pensioners and active teachers demanded salary improvements and questioned the fact that the laws that exist in the country for the protection of older adults in Venezuela are not applied.
A group of retirees, pensioners and active teachers approached the headquarters of the Public Ministry in Caracas this Friday, January 5, and delivered a document to demand compliance with their labor rights, including payment of the food voucher debt that presents a two month delay.
The retirees, pensioners and active workers belonging to the Venezuelan Union of Teachers of the Capital District (Sinvema) and Sitraenseñanza delivered a document to representatives of the Public Ministry to demand payment of the two months of food bonus (cestaticket) that they have been owed for a long time. two months.
Teachers also demand salary improvements, considering that for 658 days no salary increase has been announced for public workers in the country.
12:01pm #NOW #Caracas | Retirees, pensioners together with educators from Sinvema and Sitraenseñanza approached this Friday #5jan up to #Public ministry of #CaraboboPark to demand salaries and pensions that allow them to cover their basic needs – via @kadonac pic.twitter.com/wsVcnUnXQg
— El Pitazo (@ElPitazoTV) January 5, 2024
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Luis Cano, president of the National Front of Retirees and Pensioners, claimed that workers are condemned to live with an insufficient salary of 130 bolivars per month.
“More than 10 million people are subjected to extreme poverty because they are condemned to live with a salary of 130 bolivars, which is 3 dollars but not daily but monthly,” Cano said in statements reported by The Pitazo.
Cano questioned that the Extraordinary Official Gazette No. 6,641, dedicated to the care of older adults, is not put into practice by the authorities for the protection of pensioners and retirees.
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