International News -Solidarity petition with the more than 400 dismissed workers by SERPAPROCA in Venezuela

The World Federation of Trade Unions, the militant voice of 105 million workers from 133 of the 5 continents, strongly condemns the dismissals of more than 400 workers by Servicio Panamericanos de Protección C.A. (SERPAPROCA), a company specializing in the protection and transfer of valuables and constitutes an affiliate of the USA-based multinational group Brinks.

The dismissals dated from 2009 and culminated in 2020, affecting more than 400 workers mainly in Carabobo, Aragua, Barquisimeto, Bolivar, Surce, Zulia, Distrito Capital, Merida, Apure are patently violating the constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela as well as the Labour, Workers, and Employees Organic Law (LOTT).

We demand an immediate end to the mass dismissals and the anti-labor practices implemented by SERPAPROCA and the unconditional reinstatement of all fired workers. The WFTU calls on the government of Venezuela to promptly intervene, imposing the constitutionally safeguarded rights of the workers and ensuring all the labor and trade union rights and freedoms.

The WFTU calls upon its affiliates and friends to extend their solidarity with the just demand of the workers, organizing solidarity actions