Venezuela State Mining Company Workers Strike, Nacional Says

Venezuela’s state mining company Corporacion Venezulana de Guayana is affected by a strike this week as workers seek unpaid benefits, El Nacional reported.

Striking workers have blocked access to subsidiaries of the state company known as CVG including Venalum, Alcasa, Bauxilum, Carbonorca, Sidor and Ferrominera de Orinoco, the Caracas-based newspaper reported today.

Workers are also asking for new boards of directors because efforts to restore financial solvency haven’t been successful, the newspaper reported, citing Venalum union President Manual Diaz.

The strike is the third protest at the company this year, and Mining Minister Jose Khan will hold talks with union leaders on May 19 in Caracas, El Nacional reported.

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