Our Secretary-General of UOCRA, Gerardo Martínez, participated in the presentation of the "index of inflation of workers", which was carried out in the framework of the formal launch of the Statistical Institute of Workers (IET). With the development of the new indicator, it is expected that each trade union can have reliable numbers on the evolution of prices and their impact on workers of each activity. This initiative is developed by the Statistical Institute of Workers (IET), institution driven by the Center of Innovation of Workers (CITRA), which conducts the Metropolitan University of Labour (UMET) together with researchers of The National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). The launch event, which took place in the UMET Auditorium, was attended by leaders from over 45 trade unions belonging to CGT and CTA, which agreed in highlighting the strategic value of the production of knowledge The Secretary-General of the Building Workers Union of the Republic Argentina (UOCRA), Gerardo Martínez, participated in the meeting and welcomed the initiative. "There is an evolutionary process of the trade union movement that allows us to grow and take specific definitions in relation to the power in Argentina. However, when we had to discuss collective bargaining negotiations we used reputable numbers but provided by third parties. The scientific part was a pending issue" emphasized Martinez.
LET’S LIVE A LIFE FREE OF DRUGS! LET’S WORK TOGETHER To deal with the World Drug Problem On this day, established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1987, it is important to address a message against drugs consumption which can lead to a highly adverse effects in health and well-being.
Building and Wood Workers' International – BWI Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean is pleased to give its members in the region the present institutional pamphlet containing the new guidelines that placed affiliates in the center of our Trade Union actions. They are new guidelines that seek solidarity joint action to fight the wave of conservative economic measures with layoffs, infringement of rights and lack of respect to trade unions. We made adjustments in the BWI team to work with a more flexible approach in the planning and implementation of actions; improve the regional organization and transparency; to have a more effective communication; encourage the development of experiences with affiliates; and to promote regional and global commitment to all trade unions. We hope this material be useful to guide its members and also to promote BWI in their countries and increase regional membership. Unionized worker is protected worker! Organized Trade Union is strong Trade Union!
Today is the World Day Against Child Labour and therefore its eradication must engage the commitment of society as a whole, which cannot remain indifferent to such a problem.
IV World Conference against Child Labour - Venue Buenos Aires - Argentina - 2017
Reducing the impact on the environment is a task for all.
World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in Resolution of 15 December 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference, Sweden, whose core topic was the Environment Celebration is held each year on 5 June since 1973. This Day aims to inspire more people than ever before to take action to prevent the growing strain on planet Earth’s natural systems from reaching the breaking point. The 2016 theme highlights the “;fight against the illegal trade in wildlife”, which erodes precious biodiversity and threatens the survival of many species on the planet. It also undermines our economies, communities and security. This year’s slogan "Go Wild for Life" encourages you to spread the word about wildlife crime and the damage it does, and to challenge all those around you to do what they can to prevent it. “;On this World Environment Day, I urge people and governments everywhere to overcome indifference, combat greed and act to preserve our natural heritage for the benefit of this and future generations”. ¬- Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General In this context, the UOCRA works and develops training and awareness programmes for the reduction of the impact on the environment generated by works, becoming one central pillar of our actions to improve Working Conditions and Environment (Cymat)
In the framework of the SRT Resolution 1642/09, activities of the Program aimed at companies with high accidents rates, continue in the City of Buenos Aires and the Province of Buenos Aires.
Within the framework of the Comprehensive Training Programme developed by UOCRA, CAMARCO and audited by SRT, training actions aimed at building workers in construction companies with high accidents rates continued. In this regard, training actions were held at UOCRA and Department of Health and Safety at Work (SST) headquarters in the City of Buenos Aires and in the works whose companies are carrying out railways improvement in the towns of Castelli and Lezama. Some contents developed are: Prevention of Occupational Risks Act N° 24557 Decree 911of Health and Safety for the Building Industry Rights and Obligations of SRT, ART, Employers and Workers. Personal Protective Equipment: items according to tasks and risks, wear and care. Occupational Hazards at height: Use of PPE according to the task, lifeline and anchor points, stairs and working platforms. Working specific tasks of railways; movement of loads and others. Actions will be concentrated in 5 jurisdictions with the highest activity in the City of Buenos Aires, and in the Province of Buenos Aires.