Building workers fight for the defence of healthy and safe working conditions to enhance our quality of life
28 APRIL IN MEMORY OF THE DEAD AND INJURED BUILDING WORKERS AT WORKPLACE Workers’ Occupational Health and Safety demand: Strong Laws So building workers have more protection and prevention of accidents and occupational diseases. Strong Enforcement Government has to develop national policies and demands safety conditions at work sites. Strong Unions To defend building workers’ rights and report to those companies that do not meet health and safety standards for the building industry.
The salary increase benefits about 370 thousand building workers and it was already approved by the Ministry of labour.
On this day, Building Workers celebrate our daily efforts and our militant mystique, because we treasure in our hands the art of BUILDING.
On this day, Building Workers, recognize only one way to celebrate it: WITH WORK. On this day, Building Workers from all over the country reaffirm our commitment to the culture of work, production, development and equity, pillars for the construction of a sustainable Argentina that transits towards SOCIAL JUSTICE.
With the signatures of the Secretary General of the Building Workers Union of the Argentina Republic (UOCRA), Gerardo Martínez and the Superintendent of Occupational Risks of the Nation (SRT), Dr. Gustavo Morón, signed a Collaborative Agreement between the two organizations, which has as one of its main purposes the implementation of training programmes aimed at the prevention of occupational risks and the improvement of the working conditions and environment of building workers. In this case, a series of audiovisual content of educational nature in the form of TV spots, with the technical supervision of the Superintendence of Occupational risks, which will be broadcasted through our Construir TV Channel will be developed through Foundation Fundación UOCRA This and other similar ventures in execution between the UOCRA and the SRT, are carried out in order to install a culture of prevention of occupational risks, to ensure the health and the lives of our fellow workers within the framework of an industry with risks that without the implementation and enforcement of adequate measures of occupational safety, exposes building workers.
Building Workers Union of the Republic Argentina (UOCRA) Capital, held a mobilization to the the Buenos Aires City Government Headquarters, in demand for the recovery of 7 thousand jobs lost in the building industry, the reactivation of works paralyzed by the Buenos Aires City Government and the implementation of immediate start of public housing and infrastructure works promptly announced and not yet initiated. Over 6 thousand building workers gathered from 8 o'clock in the morning in different parts of the city of Buenos Aires - Av. Caseros and Entre Ríos; Av. Caseros and Jujuy; Av. Jujuy and Juan de Garay and Av. Caseros and Sánchez de Loria - being the intersection of Jujuy and Caseros the meeting point where the different groups of workers departed for the Buenos Aires City Government Headquarters in Uspallata and Iguazu. Union leaders submitted a petition to the authorities of the City Government that includes mainly: the recovery of the jobs, cessation of dismissals in the building industry and the reactivation of public works in the city.
With the participation of Ministry of Home Affairs, Public Works and Housing, UOCRA and Argentinean Chamber of the Building Industry [CAC]
At UOCRA headquarters and with the participation of Secretary-General, Gerardo Martínez; Minister of Home Affairs, Public Works and Housing, Rogelio Frigerio and President of Argentinean Chamber of the Building Industry [CAC] Juan Chediack, it was formalized the creation of Commission for Consultation and Operational Coordination of Public Works and Housing created at the behest of the Trade Union and corporate representation, in order to improve the execution of funds aimed at the continuation of ongoing public works and new works of housing and infrastructure. This joint initiative by UOCRA, CAC and the National Government will be devoted in its initial stage to the normalization of the funds still to pay for the recovery of works in progress in order to recover the jobs lost in the last few months and increase the level of activity in the building industry with the implementation of new works which have been already planned. Resolution 102/16 of Ministry of Home Affairs, Public Works and Housing grants legal operating range to this Committee that will be composed of representatives from the Ministry, two representatives from UOCRA and two from CAC, who will serve on a voluntary basis, and which will have among its main objectives: Propose actions that contribute to the reactivation of the building industry and respond to the challenges that affect the public works and housing policy. Propose improvements in information systems and modifications to procedures, to expedite and ensure transparent management of public works and housing. Collaborate in the implementation of mechanisms for follow-up and permanent monitoring of public works.