Workers attached to the Táchira state healthcare corporation raised their voices to demand a fair collective contract, decent salaries, respect for their labor rights and sufficient biosafety material to protect themselves from COVID-19.
They demand that the authorities homologate and dollarize their salaries, since the 2 to 3 dollars (U.S. dollars) they earn per month is not even enough to pay the transport fare.
Mr. José Ramírez, representative of the Union of Healthcare Workers in Táchira, stressed that it is necessary to discuss a new collective contract that meets the needs of the country.
Likewise, José Ramírez, a worker for the Healthcare Corporation in Táchira, said that according to the latest report from the Center for Documentation and Analysis for Workers (CENDA), the basic basket is between 300 and 500 U.S. dollars a month.
Likewise, they demand the fulfillment of vacations, since dozens of workers have been allowed their vacations for more than 3 years.
Ms. Gisela Herrera, representative of the Healthcare Union in Táchira, denounced that there are workers who have up to 4 expired vacations.
“The law says that up to 2 can be expired and there are workers who want their vacations, they feel tired of the same situation in the country that we live in,” she concluded.