43 protests were registered in Venezuela during the first three days of August

43 protests were registered in Venezuela during the first three days of August

The figure was provided by the Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict (OVCS) and detailed that the protests took place in 16 states of the country, including: Capital District, Falcón, Lara and Miranda

The non-governmental organization Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict (OVCS) reported on August 3, through its Twitter account, that during the first 72 hours of August there have been 43 protests in Venezuela.

“We see with concern the increase in labor protests, mainly rejecting the instructions of the Onapre (Official of the National Budget Office”, indicated the NGO in the social network of the little bird, to later detail in which cities of the country there have been demonstrations.

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Between Monday and Tuesday, 30 demonstrations took place in 16 regions of Venezuela: Anzoátegui, Aragua, Barinas, Bolívar, Carabobo, Cojedes, Capital District, Falcón, Lara, Miranda, Nueva Esparta, Sucre, Táchira, Trujillo, Yaracuy and Zulia.

While this Wednesday there were 13 protests in nine states: Barinas, Carabobo, Capital District, Guárico, Lara, Mérida, Portuguesa, Sucre and Zulia.

Protests in rejection of the Onapre instructions

Since mid-July, several demonstrations have been held in different states of the country, led by employees, retirees and active members of the public sector, including teachers and professors; to demand the payment of the vacation bonus, the eradication of the Onapre instructions (Official of the National Budget Office) and the discussion and approval of a new collective agreement.

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The Onapre instructions, called Adjustment Process of the Public Administration Remuneration System, Collective Agreements, Special Tables and Strategic Companies, modification of the regulations to calculate salaries, premiums for seniority and professionalization, among other benefits received in the public administration; and it arose after the salary increase decreed by the administration of Nicolás Maduro, in March 2022.

The Observatory of Social Conflict added that the demands of the protesters in the three days that have elapsed this month were related to housing, social security, education and labor rights.

Last week, the OVCS published a report in which it indicated that 3,892 protests were registered in Venezuela during the first half of the year, that is, an average of 22 per day, which represents an increase of 15% compared to the same period of 2021, when 3,393 demonstrations were documented.

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