Workers exact state of emergency in Pdvsa
Trade union leader José Bodas said that they had warned about it for lack of maintenance in the Venezuelan oil industry
Bodas suggested operating emergency in Pdvsa in light of this event, regarded as one of the most serious events in the oil industry.
He put the blame on Pdvsa board of directors for the events that have claimed 26 lives so far. The trade union leader noted that they had warned already about the situation due to lack of maintenance in Pvdsa.
"The red, very red leaders have told us that they will discuss it at PSUV (United Socialist Party of Venezuela). So far, all we want is to start investigations (...) We make an appeal to the President of the Republic to take on his responsibility and allow for the review," he told El Universal during a telephone conversation.
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."