Survey actions, dissemination and awareness of working conditions in the works of the Cities of San Lorenzo, Alvear, Timbúes and Puerto General San Martín.
Within the framework of the Programme on Management and Work’s Inspection UOCRA and the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), together with UOCRA Rosario and San Lorenzo and IERIC (Statistical Institute of the Construction Industry) carried out survey actions of working conditions and verification of employment registration of workers in those works. These surveys are aimed at early detection of any breach related to inappropriate working conditions and environment in the works of Timbúes Thermoelectric Plant, Puerto General San Martín and in Alvear Industrial Park. Activities were carried out from Monday 16 to Friday 20 November in the works where over 600 workers were surveyed. 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 support. IERIC actions are carried out in compliance with the law 22250, for the purposes of continue formalizing the construction activities and at the same time strengthen social rights, which are involved in these activities. The tasks were carried out among UOCRA Rosario and San Lorenzo Union Teams and UOCRA technical teams belonging to the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) and the IERIC.
Organized by Franchin Multidisciplinary Team for Adolescent Medicine, the opening speech was in charge of Doctor Carlos Espelt, Medical Director of Health Insurance for the Building Workers Construir Salud and Doctor Gustavo Calderón, Medical Director of Sanatorium Franchin.
The fourth Scientific Conference in Adolescent Medicine of Sanatorium Franchin was developed at UOCRA Auditorium Gastón Barral. Under the name New Paradigms, it was dealt with a wide variety of topics related to the problems and challenges faced by teens today: Eating Behaviours, Social Networks and New Technologies, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Sexuality in Adolescence and Experiences of Adolescents in Developing Prevention Programs at Schools. Also, it was lectured and debated on related topics such as Gender Valuation and Human Rights in the Care of Children and Adolescents, Sexual Diversity, Prevention Programmes in the Use of Social Networks and Overweight and Obesity in Adolescents, among others. Renowned speakers participated in the different thematic modules: Ms. Inda Klein, Research Coordinator, Childhood Monitoring and New Technologies from the National Secretary of Children, Adolescents and the Family of the National Ministry of Social Development; Dr. Lucía Bocca and Mr. Diego Borisonik both belonging to the Area of Coexistence in Diversity of the Subsecretariat for Human Rights and Cultural Pluralism of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires; Dr. Rosa Pappola, Coordinator of Adolescent Medicine in Hospital Penna; Dr. Adrián Heilen, Team Member of Sexual Medicine and Urology of Hospital Durand and President of Sexology and Sexual Diversity of APSA; Ms. Alejandra Sacks, Coordinator of the Postgraduate Course "Integral Approach of the most common Problems in Adolescence" of Hospital Rivadavia, among others. For the closing, 4th, 5th and 6th year students from Florida Lasalle Institute talked about their experience on Adolescent Prevention Programmes in the Use of Social Networks, and 5th year students from Pío IX School showed a documentary of his own about Adolescence and Social Stereotypes.
Training day carried out together with UOCRA Paraná, UOCRA Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), the Municipality of San Salvador in the Province of Entre Ríos, the Superintendency of Occupational Risks [SRT] and the Ministry of Labour of Entre Ríos.
Within the framework of the National Training Programme on Health and Safety, the Building Workers Union (UOCRA), the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) held a Training Course and Awareness on Health and Safety in the Building Industry at Room San Martín taking part Municipality authorities and members of the Ministry of Labour of Entre Ríos and the Superintendency of Occupational Risks [SRT]. The objective of the Programme is to consolidate and disseminate the actions performed with different social and educational institutions for the purpose of working together in the improvement of working conditions in our industry. In this sense, the speech disseminated information and raise awareness of participants about the detection of the major risks involved in work at Height, Demolition and Excavation activities and the protection and prevention measures that can be taken. Actions taken by UOCRA throughout the country were explained. Students of technical schools, students of technical programs, professionals, and entrepreneurs in the building industry participated, highlighting the presence of over 120 participants from different locations in the Province.
It was held the training course on working conditions and environment aimed at delegates from UOCRA San Juan
Within the framework of the National Training Programme on Health and Safety together with UOCRA San Juan and the Legal Department and Department of Occupational Safety and Health it was held a workshop for delegates on improvement in working conditions and environment in the building industry. During the training there were developed concepts and knowledge regarding the contents of Convention 76/75 and other conventions, which are applied in the building industry and later application and characteristics of Act 22250. Also, we worked on the impact of accidents and occupational diseases and preventive measures; then there was a roleplay as teamwork where participants adopted the role of delegates and companies managers, at a negotiating table on issues related to health and safety and finally a technical visit to see the progress and working conditions of the “;Bicentennial Theatre" at worksite. Some details of the work: it will have a main room for 1,100 spectators and was projected following the acoustic model of the lyric room of the Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires. The complex has the joint financing of national and provincial governments, and will show lyric plays, ballet, concerts and other cultural events. Delegates received the manual on preventive measures for the different stages of work and the Convention 76/75. Over 20 delegates took part of the training which was called and organized by UOCRA San Juan.
The unity of the labor movement is a tribute to loyalty to the legacy of Perón
1945 – 17 OCTOBER - PERONIST LOYALTY DAY – 2015 "Over the brotherhood of those who work, have to raise our nation in the unit of all Argentine people" (Juan Domingo Perón – 17 October 1945) THE UNITY OF THE LABOR MOVEMENT IS A TRIBUTE TO LOYALTY TO THE LEGACY OF PERÓN Our commitment of loyal militancy as members of the spinal column of the National Justicialist Party is to achieve indestructible unity of the labor movement with the aim to remain the legitimate expression of working people needs, assuming the challenge to strengthen ourselves in the defense of solidarity, social justice and full employment, to fully honor the doctrinal legacy that Perón entrusted us. UOCRA Building Workers Union of the Republic of Argentina
Building Workers Union of the Republic Argentina (UOCRA) General Secretary, Gerardo Martínez, opened one new headquarters of our trade union organization in the town of Trelew, in the Province of Chubut.
General Secretary, Gerardo Martínez; Secretary of Organization and Trade Union Affairs, Hugo Ferreyra; Secretary of Finance, Osvaldo Rodriguez and Secretary of Social Action Carlos Romero, from Central UOCRA; the General Secretary of Uocra Trelew, Mateo Suarez; the Governor of the Province of Chubut, Martin Buzzi, and a large number of building workers were present in the opening ceremony and traditional ribbon cutting. In that framework, Gerardo Martínez said: "we have the chance to inaugurate these square meters, which will be our second home, the headquarters of Chubut building workers, which was built with their effort, trust and the strength that building workers have to build up our destiny..." We know that an individual struggle cannot be won, therefore, several decades ago, there were some workers who were able to understand the meaning of unity, solidarity and organization, and that is what gives us the possibility of finding it on our flag, because the UOCRA is the fighting spirit of building workers. We know that since 2003, Argentina has recovered its capacity of productive development, its national industry, it has recreated the internal market, consumption and the dignity of workers from across the country. "We still have a lot to do, a road of effort to achieve our ambitions, to achieve our rights, and mainly we should continue to rebuild the culture of work in Argentina" Likewise, in his visit to the South of the country, Gerardo Martínez and the delegation accompanying him, opened the delegation of the Union in the town of Comandante Piedra Buena, Province of Santa Cruz The opening of the Trade Union headquarters was in the presence of local Mayor, José Bodlovic, Deputy Federico Bodlovic, Senator Pablo González and the building workers working in Dr. Néstor Carlos Kirchner and Governor Jorge Cepernic and Northern Santa Cruz headquarters, accompanied by General Secretary Cristian Salazar. In addition, a public square for the entire community of Piedrabuena built by local building workers in honor and memory to Carlos Garcia, who was our union leader was opened on the same day. Gerardo Martinez, thanked for the hosting and expressed his pride of opening the Trade Union headquarters, and the joy, hope and militancy that workers in this area of our country feel. He said that we are a supportive and united UOCRA to continue with the struggle for social rights because the UOCRA is the voice, the heart and the feeling of building workers. The history of UOCRA is unity, solidarity and organization. We are all actors, the UOCRA belongs to building workers. Gerardo Martínez, pointed out that Argentina has had through Néstor Kirchner and current President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the opportunity to turn over the history of the country during these years. In that discursive vein he said that he had no doubt that "On 25 October we will have a new President, Daniel Scioli, who raises flags to continue transforming the history of our Argentina".