Employers asked to support Venezuelan gov't social projects
Venezuela's new Labor Law (Lottt) provides for "collective training in the social process of labor"
Venezuela's new Organic Labor Law (Lottt) includes a special chapter "regarding the collective, comprehensive, continuous and permanent training of workers in the social process of labor."
According to the wording of the new legal instrument, collective training "is aimed at achieving full development of the personality and citizenship of workers, for their conscious, leading, responsible, supportive and committed participation in the defense of independence, national sovereignty (...)"
The new law also provides that employers should support the development of education projects in their companies, if necessary.
Article 311 of the law states that for purposes of implementing government social projects or "missions aimed at promoting technical and school training of workers, employers may be required to provide facilities and staff."
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."