The education sector has been on the streets for the fourth consecutive day protesting for its labor rights after heeding the call for peaceful demonstrations by President (E) Juan Guaidó this Monday, October 5th, in the midst of the economic crisis in which the regime plunged the Venezuelan people.
Venezuelan teachers have not only demanded improvements in salaries but also in the infrastructure and the deplorable conditions in which educational centers are kept, where they assure that the task of teaching is impossible.
Representatives of the Collective Education Union in the state of Carabobo consigned a document in the Labor Inspectorate in the city of Valencia to demand labor rights.
The representative of the Union Coalition, José Cazorla, denounced that more than forty thousand active and retired teachers do not have a way to cover their basic needs because the low salaries they receive.
“Teachers are earning approximately three to five dollars a month. We don’t have insurance or funeral expenses. The facilities where education is provided are in poor condition,” he denounced.
The union representative demanded decent salaries from the authorities of Nicolás Maduro’s regime and the payment of the debts that the Ministry of Education has with Venezuelan teachers.
Education in Nueva Esparta in crisis
The educational crisis has hit hard Margarita Island, especially in the educational regions, where the lack of maintenance of the schools has compromised the infrastructure.
The President in charge of the Nueva Esparta Federation, Luis Castro, said that they will defend the labor rights of educators against any attempt by the dictatorship to pressure them and force them to start the school year without any guarantees or protection.
Castro criticized the abandonment of the educational infrastructure of the State of Nueva Esparta, after a long period of time without receiving maintenance, and stressed the support for the teachers’ demand for a decent salary