Gerardo Martinez, UOCRA General Secretary and BWI Regional President, drives the campaign for the reduction of the weight in the bags of cement to 25 kilos – No More!!
Inspection, dissemination and awareness actions on working conditions improvement are carried out at Intercambiador Dellepiane roadworks in the south of the City, together with UOCRA Capital.
Inspection actions are carried out within the framework of the Program of Works’ Inspection and Management, the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), together with UOCRA Capital at Intercambiador Dellepiane roadworks, located at motorways intersection, AU 25 de mayo, AU Dellepiane and Avenida Perito Moreno. The present roadworks will allow the connection of these motorways without changing circulation levels and at the same time to have access to the new bustation. Aim of these actions is the early detection of any breach related to inappropriate working conditions and environment; over 200 workers are working at roadworks related to mounting of pre-molded pieces of concrete, reinforced concrete, masonry and different installations. Trade Union action, within the framework of Act 23551, allows us to raise awareness and incorporate Working Conditions and Environment (Cymat) by means of trade union field work and the technical support.
UOCRA Social Network invites you to the Sports Field and openes its doors offering a wide variety of possibilities for sports and recreational activities.
- To have fun outdoors with family and friends, facilities offer two pools of salt water, barbecue area with capacity for 300 people and the expected grills. There are also, tables and umbrellas located in different parts of the field. - Moreover, there are two professional football pitches, changing rooms with showers and lockers. Also, take into account good prices at the canteen. The field is a spacious place and has a parking lot for 300 vehicles approximately. - Members of the Union and their family group, employees of UOCRA and OSPECON have free access. In all cases you must submit pay slip (with Trade Union dues for affiliates) and ID card. - The Sports Field is located at Ruta de la Tradición (ex Camino de Cintura) 6251. It is opened from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 8 pm. For safety reasons, swimming pools can be exclusively used from 10 am to 7 pm. It remains closed on Mondays. For further information please contact us 4693-2829. - We hope to see you until the end of the season, which is on the first Sunday of March
Training actions aimed at construction companies of high accident rates within Cooperative Agreement entered by SRT and UOCRA..
Within the framework of the Cooperative Agreement entered by Superintendency of Occupational Risks [SRT], Argentinean Chamber of the Building Industry (CAMARCO) and the Building Workers Union (UOCRA) through the National Union Training Programme on Health and Safety through Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) there were held 2(two) new training courses on health and safety for UOCRA workers and construction companies that are included in the Resolutions of the SRT 559/09 and 1642/09 due to high accident rates during the last years. These actions included construction companies located in the City of Rosario and over 40 building workers have been already trained at UOCRA – Rosario headquarters.
Mrs. President of the nation, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, gave an exclusive interview to our TV Channel Construir TV, which is emitted through signal 23.03 of Open Digital Television (TDA). Current affairs and the building industry forecasts, UOCRA’s role, the importance of the training and vocational training of building workers, were central themes in this interview.
"THE BUILDING INDUSTRY IS A PILLAR OF GROWTH WITH EQUITY, EMPLOYMENT, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL JUSTICE"
Within the framework of the 62nd Argentinean Chamber of the Building Industry [CAC] Annual Meeting, our General Secretary, Gerardo Martinez participated on behalf of the building workers and shared, together with Mrs. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner; Engineer. Mauricio Macri, Head of the City of Buenos Aires Government; Minister of Federal Planning, Architect Julio De Vido and a group of national and provincial authorities his current and medium-term view of the activity in our industry, which is the engine of economic activity, development and labour and social insertion. Gerardo Martínez stressed during his speech, the importance of our industry by stating "the building industry is a pillar of growth with equity, employment, economic development and social justice". Also, during his speech he praised the political decision of the Government to consider "public works as a State policy, changing the paradigm of considering infrastructure and housing policies as a productive investment that promotes the development and not as public expense." Martinez added that: "we accompany this political process that placed our industry as the axis of the country's economic recovery process from the very beginning" and added that "from UOCRA we've made fair wages, job formality, training and vocational training and safety and hygiene, inalienable flags that have allowed us to place the concept of decent work as axis and development of our industry".