Winning unionist: Triumph at Ferrominera is all Venezuelans'
Rubén González, elected last weekend the new secretary general of trade union Sintraferrominera, wants all workers to join efforts for their wellbeing
Rubén González has been ratified by the workers of basic iron industry Ferrominera Orinoco as secretary general of their trade union.
An impassioned winner termed his victory as "of all Venezuelans." "Our people's benefit ought to take precedence," he said.
Gonzaléz made an appeal to all those who would not vote him to join efforts to attain their common goals.
He termed his victory "a wonder" due to the odds stacked against him and in favor of his challenger Alfredo Spooner, under the aegis of government authorities.
The election that ratified González as secretary-general of Sintraferrominera started on July 27 on 23 polling stations. The count lasted 44 hours.
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."