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.
A decision where the economic sovereignty of the country is subordinated to the will of international speculative financial powers and sets a negative precedent for our region.
THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION OF THE AMERICAS INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION TUCA condemns the decision by the US Courts in favour of Vulture Funds who litigate against Argentina. A decision where the economic sovereignty of the country is subordinated to the will of international speculative financial powers and sets a negative precedent for our region and around the world. The International Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA) expressed its public support for the position of Argentina against its dispute against the so-called Vulture Funds and expressed their rejection to the decision of the US Court. This decision only legitimizes the political flagellant more speculative actors in the international financial system intended to impose the economic sovereignty of the countries in our region. This decision not only sets a negative precedent intended to influence the economic autonomy, but also to thrive in the future "vulture funds" position in the future. It can become a "leading case" at the international level that negatively affects the conditions of negotiation of those countries that are forced to restructure their liabilities. It is appropriate to mention here the words of Pope Francis, who, with his humanist vision, said: "We cannot tolerate that financial markets rule the destiny of the people instead of serving their needs." We claim the Argentinian will and of any other country to fulfill with their foreign commitments as well as their sovereignty to negotiate so as to protect their interests as a nation, with the aim of preserving their internal economic variables without affecting its production apparatus or its conditions of socio-labor development. Víctor Báez Mosqueira Secretary General