"Work is a right which creates the dignity of man" Juan Domingo Perón Building workers builders we commemorate this day by ratifying our conviction that access to Work is a Right which dignifies the Man and is the Foundation of Social Justice. We renew our goal of Full Employment and Decent Work, for those who have it and for those who still suffer the injustice of not having it.
In the framework of the International Workers Memorial Day which takes place on April 28, we honor the fellow workers who have died or suffered injuries and disabilities or occupational diseases due to workplace accidents or and join the global campaign of the Building and Wood Workers' International - BWI and our International Confederations. The health and safety of the Argentine workers is a Constitutional right and is an integrated part of the concept of Decent Work as established by the International Labour Organization (ILO). Workers struggle in defense of decent working conditions that will allow us to improve our quality of life. WE AFFIRM AND DEFEND: Strengthening plans of fighting and mobilization against the "pseudo" entrepreneurs who profit from our health Greater unionization of workers as a genuine tool to defend their rights, respect for freedom of association and collective bargaining as fundamental rights Continuous observance of detection actions and report to authorities to exercise the power of labour police protecting workers from employers who profit from the health and life of workers. Work together with all stakeholders so that PREVENTION is prioritized to the REPAIR of accidents at work and occupational diseases To adopt regulations and national regulations that protect working conditions and occupational health and safety and environment, We ratify all actions of Union struggle to achieve more and better decent work with rights.
Foundation Fundación Uocra launched a training course in history and trade unionism with the aim of offering our workers the basic tools for a better understanding of the national reality on which policies developed from the organization are inserted. The first meeting had as focus the comparison between the agro-export model and the industrial model and was attended by the political scientist Nicolás Tereschuk from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). While Foundation Fundación Uocra constantly offers training courses for Union members and the community as a whole, it is the first time that they are aimed at the employees of the institution. The course provides a tour of some of the most remarkable facts in the history of Argentina, from a Trade Union perspective. In that sense, the program includes a special meeting to review the history of the organized labour movement, the relationship with the Government and society as a whole. From the Observatory on Education and Work (ODET), responsible for the coordination of meetings, it was highlighted the importance that Foundation Fundación Uocra workers "know the political context in which they develop their daily activities and recognize themselves as part of the trade union movement".
In order to strengthen communication and for the purpose of early detection of occupational risks, more actions of campaign " This is the way to Work " are carried out at UOCRA works. Within the framework of Works’ Inspection actions through the UOCRA Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) and the campaign "This is the way to Work " we displayed of new posters in the works that are aimed at showing phone numbers to contact and thus give immediate answer to building workers inquiries. These Communication & Information Dissemination actions are carried out together with UOCRA Capital. Likewise, we continue with the delivery of brochures of awareness related to the "use of personal protective equipment", "Good Practices for work at height, for work in excavations, electrical and demolition work risk”. This new initiative responds to the need to continue improving the conditions and environment of work promoting proactive behaviors towards its care and demonstrate through actions we are present.
UOCRA, through the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), CRIBA Company, Foundation for Training and UOCRA Capital are developing actions within the framework of the Programme Recycling Waste at Works Within the framework of the Programme Recycling Waste at Works, we continue with training and awareness actions for workers in the "Alvear Tower" works in the City of Buenos Aires. At the same time we continue with the Stage of the different types of waste collection and separation at source, allowing later removal according to previous classification: organic waste (Peel fruit, yerba mate, food leftovers and others) and recyclable waste (wood, plastics, glass and others) We highlight the joint work and the ongoing collaboration of UOCRA Delegates and CRIBA Company, for the purpose of improving the conditions and working environment and thus improve the quality of life of building workers
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 throughout April at Villa 20 and Villa Cildañez, in the City of Buenos Aires. Parallel to this Workshop, there is a Practice Module dealing with the main activities of the trades of the Building Industry so as women can implement various tasks in their homes, as for example: fix leaky faucets, repair and placement plug and socket outlets, plaster and other household work. Training Course Objectives are: 1. Take care of our family 2. Learn as you play 3. Know the domestic risks 4. Prevention against possible risks of falls, electrical hazards, chemical, and biological hazards. 5. Learn how to separate the different types of household waste. 6. Visualize risks in new buildings 7. Look for joint solutions This activity within the program UOCRA - WOMEN, is designed from the solidarity action of our Trade Union Organization and Social Network for the care of the health and quality of life of workers and their families; often, and especially children suffer the most serious injuries. Clearly, women participation at home is vital, providing them information and knowledge are the tools to improve their family quality of life