Today is the World Day Against Child Labour and eradicating it is a commitment of society as a whole, which cannot remain indifferent to such a problem. According to a report released by the National Ministry of Labour, child labour was reduced in Argentina from 7.8 to 3.4% between 2004 and 2012 due to the promotion of economic development, assistance programmes and the improvement in the distribution of wealth. The decrease was most noticed among children up to 13 years According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are 14 million children workers in Latin America, who most of them are engaged in domestic work.
Training actions on occupational health and safety together with UOCRA – Santiago del Estero for Delegates.
Within the framework of the Cooperative Agreement entered by Superintendency of Occupational Risks [SRT] and the Building Workers Union (UOCRA) through the National Union Training Programme on Health and Safety through Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) it was held a training course for Delegates on 11 and 12 June in the Province of Santiago del Estero. During both training days the following contents were developed: o Occupational Health and Safety. Argentine Regulation o Occupational Risks System o Prevention of Accidents caused by footsteps, knocks or bumps caused by objects o Prevention of Accidents caused by overexertion o Prevention of Accidents caused by falls of persons and objects o Prevention of Accidents and Occupational Diseases, among other contents related to early detection of occupational risks and possible impact on workers’ health. The aim of this programme is permanent training to improve the Cymat, defend workers’ rights in compliance with current standards of occupational health and safety by the employers. Organization and invitations for training sessions were made by UOCRA –Santiago del Estero where over 70 delegates participated at UOCRA headquarters.
Training and awareness activities were carried out at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban planning (FADU – Ciudad Universitaria) University of Buenos Aires (UBA) with the participation of 4th and 5th year students in the career.
Within the framework of institutional activities developed by the UOCRA through Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) it was held a technical training talk related to inherent building industry features and to the prevention of specific and general occupational risks of our industry. The aim of these technical talks is that future construction professionals begin to know the specificities of our industry and different standards of health and safety at work and agreements that define the Working Conditions and Environment (CyMAT). This approach with the Faculty, takes place in the institutional framework for the strengthening of the joint work between building workers and professionals, for the purpose of reducing the rates of accidents in our industry. These contents were developed: Occupational Health and Safety. General and Specific Regulation (Law 19587 and Decree 911), Agreement relationship between companies and workers (Law 22250), Resolutions implemented by Superintendency of Occupational Risks [SRT] and the importance of the implementation of the culture of the prevention of accidents and other factors that constitute working conditions. The students who participated in the talk are on the 4th and 5th year of the career of architecture and are taking the subject 'constructions 3' delivered by professor Gomez Diz, to whom we thank for allowing us to talk, debate and share with their teachers and students these issues in our industry
Gerardo Martinez during his speech ratified the need of “;;a paradigm shift because workers need a society of work and productive economy, labor citizenship where work is the engine of growth, with inclusion and equality”. Play verbatim record Read original speech
Gerardo Martínez, CGT RA Foreign Affairs Secretary and UOCRA Building Workers Union of the Republic Argentina (UOCRA), was reelected as regular member of the International Labour Organization ILO’s Governing Body within the framework of the 103rd International Labour Conference held in Palace of Nations, United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland. Trade union representatives of workers from over 127 countries of labour representation before the ILO participated in the election and Mr. Martínez was elected with a large majority among the 14 regular members, who shall hold their office for the period 2014-2017. With this election, Gerardo Martínez was ratified in his international representation of workers for fourth term as a regular workers member to the Governing Body, position held since 2005 in three consecutive terms (2005-2008; 2008-2011 and 2011-2014) meaning a clear support from his peers to his management in the defense of workers’ labour and social rights.
Election of members to the executive body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) includes government representatives from Argentina, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Geneva – 3 June 2014 (ILO News) Delegates to the 103rd International Labour Conference of the ILO held in Geneva elected new members to de ILO Governing Body for the period 2014-2017, among them representatives of Governments and Employers and Workers Members in Latin America and the Caribbean In the Government group, were elected as regular members from countries of Latin America and the Caribbean representatives of Argentina, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. As Government Deputy Members were elected for our region from Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Uruguay. In the case of Employers members, regular regional members are Alberto Echevarría from Colombia and Jorge de Regil from Mexico. Among Employers Deputy Members there are representatives from Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Honduras and Uruguay. In the Workers Group, Gerardo Martinez from Argentina was elected as regular member and as deputy members there are representatives from Brazil, Colombia, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Governing Body consists of 56 regular members (28 Government, 14 Employers and 14 Workers) and 66 deputy members (28 Governments, 19 Employers and 19 Workers). Ten member States of chief industrial importance hold non-elective titular seats (Germany, Brazil, China, United States, France, India, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom and Russian Federation). The rest of government members are elected by the ILC every three years. Employers and Workers members are elected in their individual capacity. The Governing Body is the ILO’s executive body. It takes decisions on the policy of the Organization, determines the agenda of the International Labour Conference, adopts the Programme and Budget before submission to the Conference, and elects the Director-General. Created in 1919, the ILO is the only agency of the United Nations, whose constituents are representatives of Governments, Employers and Workers of the 185 Member States. Further information More Info