The head of the Parliament of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, recognized as president in charge of more than 50 countries, urged public workers on Monday to rebel against the ruling Nicolás Maduro, whom he considers a "usurper."
"The time has come for the definitive cessation of the usurpation, and for that we need you, brothers," said the opposition leader to public employees before a group of representatives from various unions that went to the Legislative headquarters in Caracas.
He asked the officials to let their colleagues know a Law of Guarantees that has the endorsement of the National Assembly (Parliament) and seeks to protect those who disobey orders in public institutions that contradict the Constitution and laws in order to remove support bureaucratic to the ruling chavismo.
"We need the workers to continue on the path of the transition," said Guaidó, who promised to end the blackmail that Chavismo assures the public workers to "force" them to participate in proselytizing acts.
The parliamentary chief reiterated his request to form committees in each workplace to ensure frequent participation in the so-called organized strategic protests, a way of protest that the opposition promotes to denounce failures in public services and any other regret in the middle of the crisis economic
He assured that the "regime" of Maduro "does not accompany the union struggle" nor respects the union freedoms by pointing out that several trade union representatives have been prosecuted by the Justice during the sexennium governed by Maduro.
In this regard, he encouraged the workers to support the route he has proposed and that includes removing Maduro from power, establishing a transitional government and subsequently calling for "free elections."
"The only thing that we have clear in Venezuela is that if this regime is perpetuated we will not be able to survive," he continued, alleging the monetary insufficiency of the workers and, in general, of the millions of Venezuelans who earn the minimum wage, which is about six dollars a month. .
"Who can live with a salary of 18 thousand bolivares a month? Our intention is to achieve the well-being of the people, at all times we have spoken of rights, of claims." The commitment is with those who gallantly resist and remain in the fight, "he said.
Therefore, Guaidó stressed that citizen protests, such as those that have occurred in recent weeks throughout the country with the participation of hundreds of thousands of people, will not stop until they reach wage and political demands.
He reiterated the support of the deputies to the "Operation Freedom", a formula of citizen organization launched last weekend and that, with new street demonstrations, hopes to add pressure on Wednesday against the so-called Bolivarian revolution.
The opposition leader was proclaimed president in January, when he invoked the constitution as head of the Legislative Branch after Maduro assumed a second term that is not recognized by many governments due to questions in his re-election.
Maduro did not make public appearance during the day and dedicated himself to broadcast images through Twitter to remember the demonstration of support he received in the streets of Caracas last Saturday.
In one of these publications, the Chavista leader reported progress in the recovery of the electricity system amid a government plan for energy rationing in homes and after a month with multiple blackouts that completely paralyzed the country for two weeks.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza announced that the country will continue to send its oil to Cuba, despite the sanctions imposed by the United States on Friday against 34 freighters dedicated to transporting oil from Venezuela to the island.