Unionists Call for Reelection of President Nayib Bukele in 2024.

On the occasion of International Workers’ Day, the Salvadoran Union Unity (USS) called for the reelection of President Nayib Bukele, citing his excellent work on behalf of the population.

Representing the USS, German Muñoz stated, “Today, a Minister of Labor on behalf of our President Nayib Bukele is coming to bring workers’ demands to establish negotiation tables. For the first time in a struggle, in a celebration of International Workers’ Day, they are coming to bring our demands. That is why I want to ask you as a union movement to support the reelection of our President Nayib Bukele.”

The USS, which represents more than 250 union organizations, joined the May 1st march, displaying banners in support of presidential reelection.

“We want to tell President Nayib Bukele that he has our support for his reelection, and we will support him until he is reelected again,” said another leader.

Francisco Ayala stated, “Today we march demonstrating our total support for the President of the Republic, Nayib Bukele, because he has done a good job. The policies are working.”

The Minister of Labor, Rolando Castro, indicated that they will hear the six points demanded by workers concerning the USS’s proposals.

“Receive a strong greeting on behalf of President Nayib Bukele; he asked me to join this march to demonstrate that we are in favor of the working class,” expressed the official.

Castro highlighted the good relations that the government maintains with the unions, emphasizing that President Bukele has met with them five times, an unprecedented action.

“There has never been an action of repression against the union movement. President Nayib Bukele has always supported them and never acted against them,” said the minister.

He added that the current administration stands firm with the working class, the humble people, and the authentic union movement.

The USS highlighted the historical advances of President Nayib Bukele’s government in favor of workers, expressing that they are part of a modern unionism that moves from protests to proposals and that they have found interest and support towards the working class in this government.

“We thank President Nayib Bukele and the Minister of Labor [Rolando Castro] for dignifying the rights of the working class,” expressed Francisco Ayala, a representative of the Union Unity. He added that they have achieved improvements in job stability, benefits, and other pro-worker benefits.

Emilia De Paz, also a union representative, pointed out that among other benefits they have received is the ratification of five international agreements in various sectors, which are of paramount importance, including that of maternity.

“We are convinced that the President is a leader on a national and global scale. The polls say so, and we, as the working class and Salvadoran people, recognize it,” Ayala emphasized. He also requested, “We ask for no interference from the international community in the policies implemented by President Nayib Bukele.”