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".
This contest organized by the Building Workers Union (UOCRA) summoned designers and plastic artists from various disciplines in order to carry out a work of institutional recognition from UOCRA and its Social Network. In the presence of UOCRA General Secretary, Gerardo Martínez, it was held the awards gala of the First Contest “;Building up Art”, belonging to UOCRA Culture Programme at Theatre Gaston Barral. The initiative was attended by 87 artists from various disciplines and from different parts of our country, which gave it a genuinely federal nature. Values and conceptual pillars of the call were the union, belonging, solidarity and the culture of work. The selection of the finalists was in charge of a prominent jury consisting of the plastic artist, Martín Aramburu, architect and journalist, Miguel Jurado, and the Deputy Minister of Labour for the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security of the Nation, Dr. Noemí Rial, who were in charge of choosing the winning work and conducted the special mentions, by affidavit before a Notary Public. In this way, Leonardo Barenthin received the first prize in the competition for his work SUSTRATO (SUBSTRATE). The second prize was for the work PILARES (PILLARS) by designer Jorge Elissetche. Also, there were special mentions for works: ARGENTO by David bond, ENTRE ANDAMIOS (AMIDST SCAFFOLDING) by Claudia Ferrari, PREMIO NIVEL (LEVEL AWARD) by Fernando Giarrocco, UNIOCRA by Nicolás López, CRECIMIENTO (GROWTH) by Edgardo Luppi, PREMIO TIPOGRÁFICO (TYPOGRAPHIC AWARD) by Luciano Manoni, CUCHARA (THE THROVEL) by Ariel Zavala and PUJANZA (STRENGTH) by Alejandro Silva. Gerardo Martinez thanked the participation of artists and said that the spirit and the concept of the participating works of art were made with the premise of transmitting the four thematic axes which represent binding concepts between art and the world of work in the field of the building industry and its main actors: the building workers.
Within the framework of the II Seminar on Youth-Related Issues called "The social issues relating to youth: uncertainty, just causes and enigmas of the future" French exhibitors Pantheón Sorbonne (Director of the Regional Institute of Labour) and Mario Correia, representative of the Economics and Sociology of Work Laboratory from the Aix-Marseille University visited UOCRA headquarters and were welcomed by our General Secretary, Gerardo Martínez.
Gerardo Martínez and members of CGT RA Foreign Affairs Secretariat, trade-union leaders from different associations such as José Luis Lingeri, head of the Water and Sanitation Works Trade Union; Rodolfo Daer, Food Trade Union; Juan Carlos Schmid, Dredging and Marking Trade Union; Héctor Daer, Federation of Health Workers Trade Union, among others participated in this event. Both French scholars explained the scope, objectives and experiences of the Institute of Labour Social Sciences of France, created in the '50s, which operates with direct funding from the State of France and the national universities in the country, with the aim of providing education and training in different topics related to the world of work for trade union leaders with hierarchical ranks in trade union structures in that country. Their speeches addressed different topics of interest as the current vision of labour relations, the situation of precarious workers, young people and migrants in the current world scenario and its implications on the European continent. Also, progress was made on the agreement of a Consultancy agreement in order to replicate in our country an Institute of Labour Social Sciences and Trade Union action which will aim to operate in the same way the French model, developing training programs, training and cooperation between academics and trade unions, with the participation of trade unions, the CGT RA and the ILO with the ambition to make the future Institute an international reference in training and research on work related issues, supported by the ILO for the Southern Hemisphere.
"Responsibilities of multinational corporations go beyond borders. We demand decent working conditions in supply chains"
"WE SAY YES TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AT SUPPLY CHAINS LEVEL – WE SAY NO TO COMPANIES THAT WIELD THEIR ECONOMY POWER AT THE EXPENSE OF DECENT WORKING CONDITIONS" Next 7 October Trade Unions around the world are celebrating the World Day for Decent Work under the banner: END CORPORATE GREED Building Workers Union of the Republic of Argentina - UOCRA, has developed active policies to curb the advance of the companies above supply chains that in order to achieve higher profits have the working conditions and workers serving as adjustment variable. These new forms of insecurity related to working conditions, helps companies exploit the working conditions of supply chains for their benefit. That is why our priorities are: • FREEDOM of Association with Strong Trade Unions • Safer working relationships • Formalization of employment along the entire value chain. • COLLECTIVE BARGAINING for all building workers • Safe work with SOCIAL PROTECTION for All Action Plan 2015 • Workshop together with CGT RA MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM FOR DECENT WORK (MTDW) (First trade union team for decent work) on MERCOSUR and Decent Work, which was declared to be of Municipal Interest and over 150 workers, local corporate and political leaderships will participate. • Disseminate contents related to DECENT WORK in Social Networks. • Place in the CGT RA and UOCRA institutional web pages, a banner of awareness about the power of the companies with our slogans and demanding "FOR SUPPLY CHAINS WITH DECENT WORKING CONDITIONS AND STRONG STATES IN THE FACE OF ECONOMIC POWER” • Raise awareness in the strengthening of labour rights in the activities of trade union training for UOCRA delegates. • Incorporate activities to different sectors of society and national and local Governments related to the topic. • Continue with the consolidation of the concept of decent work at UOCRA offices.
With the participation of Vice-Minister of Labour of the Nation, Dr. Noemí Rial; UOCRA General Secretary, Gerardo Martínez and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Regional Representative, Pedro Furtado de Oliveira, it was held the 2nd Day of Labour Relations organized by the Association of Human Resources of Argentina.
It was held the 2nd Day of Labour Relations organized by the Association of Human Resources of Argentina where representatives from different fields in the world of work and labour relations participated in talks and debates. The opening was carried out by a panel composed of the Vice-Minister of Labour, Dr. Noemí Rial; UOCRA General Secretary, Gerardo Martínez and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Regional Representative, Pedro Furtado de Oliveira, who spoke on the topic: Tripartism as a key in a process of transformation. Gerardo Martínez during his speech noted that: "Tripartism will be an instrument of transformation only if its ultimate goal is social justice. Recognizing that there is a relationship of inequality between capital and labour and the State's role must redress this balance." In that sense, Gerardo Martinez said that "in UOCRA we have many tripartite experiences, from developments of the conformation of competency-based training to the construction of policies to eliminate unregistered employment" and stressed "the importance which in recent years the Ministry of labour has had in the construction of an institutionalized tripartism. In Argentina there is social dialogue and the work of the Ministry has been essential since it had a key role in the commitment to tripartism and social justice".