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José Bodas, Secretary General of the United Federation of Oil-Sector Workers of Venezuela

Ten workers from Venezuela’s oil industry, including the secretary general of the United Federation of Oil-Sector Workers of Venezuela, José Bodas, were detained early  Monday.

They had demanded that a new collective bargaining agreement be signed, according to a report by El Universal.

The  last agreement expired in October 2013.

Sources said the arrests happened during a general assembly held at the gates of Puerto La Cruz refinery in northeast Venezuela.

The refinery is owned by Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the Venezuelan state-owned oil and natural gas company.

Other Venezuela labor unions expressed concern about Bodas’s arrest.