PDVSA workers, to power

The initiative taken by PDVSA workers to organize Productive Councils is already beginning to transform each management of the oil company into acts that revert to the company all the knowledge learned and apprehended by the same workers inside and outside the work areas of the industry.

Arising from the Hegelian and inevitable and human reflection that generates the encounter of the worker with the means of production and the work environment, origin of culture, the Productive Councils of Workers, little by little, have been transforming the industry into a living organism, where in offices, corridors, core areas, from exploration to the production and trading of derivatives, ideas and proposals circulate to increase efficiency and innovate in their own and sovereign ways on how to produce and manage the industry.

Everyone contributes. From cleaners, secretaries, laborers to doctors and PhDs they pour their ideas and concerns around how they want and can better do new and everyday tasks. And gathered in Productive Councils they structure and organize them until they see them embodied in projects that they make available to the industry, in a continuum that makes the company the great life project of each worker.

Ideas flow because everyone wants and has something to contribute. Criticism and suggestions about new ways of doing what they do are born to all of them. It is there where the Productive Councils of Workers germinate, to give vitality to these initiatives and prevent those comments, proposals, plans, projects from remaining in the conversation on the table, in the flying comments in the corridors, or, worse still, stuck to the screens of the bureaucratized Power Point sheets.

The Productive Councils of Workers are the Direct and Democratic Management of the Working Class in the Social Process of Work. Their tasks are not easy. They request and imply permanent training, inside and outside the industry, in the most varied fields of knowledge, from the organizational-managerial, political-cultural, to the scientific-technological, typical of a company that permanently demands technologies, jobs of research, geopolitical insertion, always oriented to results that strengthen the ownership of the worker over his work and reaffirm the sovereignty of the country over the work of the industry, with a view to a highly competitive energy world, in which oil tends to lose prominence as the main source of energy. Venezuela has 20% of the world's heavy and extra-heavy oil reserves, a praiseworthy compliment that badly cast can be written down in history as a geological curiosity, to put it in the words of Professor Ucevista, Carlos Mendoza Potellá.

For this reason, the Productive Councils are obliged to act efficiently and effectively. The first, because today, in the midst of the criminal blockade unilaterally imposed by the US, Venezuela must make the maximum rational and environmental use of all its resources; the second, because it is mandatory to show the ability to carry out all the necessary actions, aimed at achieving, in the shortest possible time, the objective of optimizing the core, administrative, managerial and organizational processes that provide reliability to the industry processes.

Knowing the company is essential. Studying it in depth is the only way to unlock the bureaucratic and power rings inserted in the well-tangled organizational fabric, installed under the cloak of the supposed and inscrutable knowledge of the oil world, protected by mediocre acolytes appointed to prevent the creative participation of workers with innovative ideas.  

Hence the importance of the company's senior nominees putting aside those encounters with the pillow, highly rich in dreaming Freudian dreams about unattainable figures for oil, gas, gasoline, lubricants production, even less in a company subjected to nightmare of a blockade that, in its search for chaos, created and left an Industry prone to being paralyzed according to its interests, either due to the lack of a screw or due to foolish decisions wrapped in the erudite discourse of oil knowledge. Announce results, not promises.

… To be continued


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