Meeting of Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) Youth Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean was held at UOCRA headquarters led by Regional President Gerardo Martinez. Meeting objectives were aimed at developing a working plan towards the next BWI Regional Committee meeting that will be held in Chile by 2015 and strengthening a BWI Regional Youth structure in Latin America and the Caribbean. Within this framework, a wide range of proposals, experiences and strategies for Youth Decent Work Campaigns in the region and the definition of priorities, actions to be taken and the follow-up, through the commitment of the young union leaders of the region.
Ongoing actions within the framework of the Programme Recycling Waste at Works in the works “;Events & Convention Center”
Within the framework of the Programme Recycling Waste at Works, we continue with training and awareness actions for workers in the works “;Events & Convention Center”, located 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
Ongoing training actions on occupational health and safety in the framework of Agreement by UOCRA and SRT in the Capital City of Salta
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) it was held a training course for Delegates on 21 October 2014 in the Capital City of Salta. During the training course the following contents were developed: • Occupational Health and Safety. Argentine Regulation an 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 • Occupational Accidents Statistics in the building industry and other contents related to working conditions. 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 – Salta where over 20 delegates from different works around this City, participated at UOCRA headquarters in the City of Salta.
In order to strengthen communication and for the purpose of compliance with standards of health and safety, 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 new posters that are intended to spread and to know the conditions and number of bathrooms, changing rooms, dining room and kitchen space in the works; according to the number of workers, under the motto “;Decent Work – Decent Working Conditions”. 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, which is already being replicated elsewhere in UOCRA, responds to the need to prevent diseases due to lack of proper hygiene conditions in these places. We keep on working to improve working conditions and environment of work on a daily basis, promoting proactive behaviors towards its care and demonstrate through actions we are present.
“;ON THE BROTHERHOOD OF THOSE WHO WORK OUR HOMELAND MAY ARISE IN THE UNIT OF ALL THE ARGENTINE PEOPLE.”
Loyalty to our leader and his doctrine is a militant commitment that the Organized Labor Movement commemorates and practices every day, upholding the flag of Social Justice, essential flag which gave rise to our history Our commitment to militant loyalty as members of the backbone of The National Peronist Movement is to achieve the indestructible unity of the Labor Movement with the objective to remain the legitimate expression of the needs of the working people, assuming the challenge to strengthen us in the defense of solidarity, social justice and full employment to honor with loyalty the doctrinal legacy that entrusted us Peron.
GERARDO MARTINEZ: WE NEED TO BUILD CONSENSUS AIMED AT ESTABLISHING MINIMUM SOCIAL DIALOGUE AND EMPLOYMENT FLOORS IN THE REGION
In Lima, Peru, from 13-16 October, it is held the 18th International Labour Organization (ILO) Americas Regional Meeting that brings together delegates from the Americas, including government officials and leaders of employers’ organizations. Discussions will focus on the current and future economic and socio-labour conditions in the region, from a tripartite perspective of the social actors. President of Peru, Ollanta Humala was in charge of the official opening and welcome speech. At the plenary Session, where the official report of ILO Director General, Guy Ryder was debated, Gerardo Martinez, Regular Member of ILO’s Governing Body, he brought CGT RA Foreign Affairs Secretary and Argentine Workers’ Regular Delegate, delivered his speech as continental leader he analyzed the economic, social and labour situation in the region and, in addition to highlighting the achievements made in the past years from a clear progressive profile and socio-labour inclusion-oriented policies implemented by the Governments of the region. He also stated the pending challenges. Therefore he brought about on the agenda for discussion "the need to build consensus aimed at establishing minimum social dialogue and employment floors, thus completing the dimension and scope of decent work".