Supra Caracas workers demand respect for their payments and bonuses for their services

Supra Caracas workers declare a sit-down strike to protest their wages

Supra workers said they have sent letters to the Vice Presidency and have participated in street protests to demand a favorable response to their demands. However, they allege that they have not received satisfactory explanations


This Thursday afternoon, workers from the state company Supra Caracas, in charge of collecting solid waste in the Libertador municipality of the Capital District, took over the headquarters of its offices located in the Las Mayas sector, in protest to demand full payment of their salaries.

Protesters, who were received by a convoy of the National Police, demand respect for their payments and bonuses they receive for their services, while denouncing irregularities in compliance with their cancellation.

Workers denounced that after the increase granted by the Venezuelan ruler Nicolás Maduro, of 800 bolívares a week that the drivers were receiving and 700 bolívares the assistants, now they are earning 45 bolívares a week.

Likewise, they pointed out that they do not have the necessary biosecurity implements to clean the city.

A representative from the Mayor’s Office of Caracas came to the Supra offices and was given a list of demands. However, workers demand the presence of Mayor Carmen Meléndez.

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In this sense, workers announced the beginning of a sit-down strike adhering to article 90 of the Organic Labor Law and articles 97 and 98 of the National Constitution.

They stated that although the agreement document is under full observation, the work force decided to suspend the collection in the entire Libertador municipality, made up of 22 parishes.

The measure will be in force until they are given clear answers and honor the salary commitments, said Jesús García, spokesman for the negotiating table, reported Cocuyo Effect.

On June 1, they protested the company’s headquarters in Artigas, west of the capital, to demand that their salary benefits be restored and that their working conditions be improved.

Jhon Suárez, a worker at Supra Caracas, said that this company suspended the payment of more than 5,000 workers for a month and reduced wages, without prior notice, to 40 bolívares per week.

Suárez explained that this action represents a significant deterioration in his income.

Those affected said they have sent letters to the Vice Presidency and have participated in street protests to demand a favorable response to their demands. However, they allege that they have not received satisfactory explanations.


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