Training actions on occupational health and safety together with UOCRA – Córdoba 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) there were held two training courses for Delegates on 22, 23, 24 and 25 July in Córdoba Capital City, Province of Córdoba. During both training days the following contents were developed: • Occupational Health and Safety. Argentine Regulation • Occupational Risks System • Prevention of Accidents caused by footsteps, knocks or bumps caused by objects • Prevention of Accidents caused by overexertion • Prevention of Accidents caused by falls of persons and objects • 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 Working Conditions and Environment, 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 –Córdoba where over 50 delegates participated at UOCRA –Córdoba headquarters.
Joint actions are held between UOCRA and the IERIC for integral Work’s inspection in the Capital City in the Province of Santiago del Estero.
Within the framework of the Programme on Management and Work’s Inspection UOCRA actions through its Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) and the IERIC were held during the week from 14 to 19 July 2014 to inspect working conditions and workers data for further report and union action in civil works. These surveys are aimed at early detection of any breach related to inappropriate working conditions and environment as well as verifying the mandatory documentation to be submitted in the workers’ Technical File to be suitable to perform the tasks they carry out. Jointly comprehensive inspection actions were carried out in civil works and construction sites by technical staff from Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) and the IERIC and UOCRA Santiago del Estero Delegates. The report included working conditions in activities of Masonry, Concrete, Painting, Assembly of Structures, Welding and Electrical Installations. Trade Union action, within the framework of Act 23551, allows us to raise awareness and incorporate Working Conditions and Environment (Cymat) improvement through union actions and technical besides IERIC actions in the implementation of Act 22250.
Women workers are trained to reduce domestic accidents at home and to deal with the main activities of the trades of the building industry.
Within the framework of Cooperative Agreement by Foundation Fundación UOCRA, the Secretariat of Housing and Social Inclusion (SECHI) of the GCBA and UOCRA WOMEN Programme together with the UOCRA Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) there were held Home Security Workshops at Villa 20 in the City of Buenos Aires. Trades were related to the main activities of the Building Industry. This Practice Module is aimed at women so as they can implement various tasks in their homes, for example: basic sanitation, electricity and masonry repairs, painting, application of coverings and other construction work. This activity within the program UOCRA - WOMEN, is designed from the solidarity action of our Trade Union Organization and Social Network. Clearly, women participation at home is vital, providing them information and knowledge are the tools to improve quality of life of workers and their families.
We are monitoring working conditions in the H Line subway extension works (southern sector), together with UOCRA Capital.
From the first week of July, UOCRA Capital, the body of Delegates of H Line subway extension works (southern sector) and the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) are monitoring working conditions and environment in these works. This important work in the city of Buenos Aires, carried out by the Joint Venture UTE (Techint - Dycasa), allows to link the northern part of the city (Recoleta – Retiro) with the southern area (Parque de los Patricios and Pompeya). The aim of these prevention tasks together with the management of the UTE health and safety, allows us to report conditions of work and at the same time assess the security measures that will be applied with the corresponding follow-up by delegates and technical staff from Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH). We are currently working in the area of tunnels and in the area of movement of loads by means of the mobile crane and others, as our work centers, due to the risks arising from the variety of tasks that occur there.
United or dominated, warned our leader and conductor. Faced with a scenario where more speculative international financial sectors aim to dominate and submit the economic sovereignty of our country for its own benefit, we honor the memory of Peron betting on the unity of all Argentines in defense of the interests of our nation. COME ON ARGENTINA!
The ITUC and its regional organization for the Americas TUCA have criticized a decision by the US courts in favour of “;vulture funds” seeking to extract hundreds of millions of dollars in debt-repayment. Repayment to other creditors, over 90% of which negotiated repayment deals with Argentina in 2005 and 2010, are also affected by the court decision. “;Argentina and indeed any other country must have the right to meet external obligations in a way which protects its national interests and maintains internal economic stability, and does not damage its productive capacity or its socio-economic development,” said TUCA General Secretary Victor Baez. The ITUC is also concerned that the US decision will have a negative impact on the negotiating space for any country involved in debt restructuring, reinforcing financial speculation at the expense of the real economy. ”Argentina has been making steady progress on debt, and this decision from the US has not only set that progress back – it also rewards financial speculators at the expense of national economic sovereignty and most of all at the expense of ordinary people, the citizens. We trust that the Court will at least heed Argentina’s request for a delay in applying the decision,” said ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow. The aptly-named vulture funds specialize in buying debt of countries facing debt-servicing difficulties cheaply, and then litigating to obtain vastly higher payouts from the country concerned, with disastrous economic and social consequences. NML Capital, controlled by billionaire hedge-fund mogul Paul Singer, has reportedly opposed Argentina’s latest request to delay the application of the US court decision.