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".
Ongoing training actions on occupational health and safety in the framework of Agreement by UOCRA and SRT in the City of Necochea.
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 8 October 2014 in the City of Necochea, Province of Buenos Aires. During the training course the following contents were developed: Occupational Health and Safety. Argentine Regulation Occupational Risks System Prevention of Accidents caused by footsteps, knocks or bumps caused by objects Prevention of Accidents caused by overexertion and other contents 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 - Necochea where over 25 delegates from different works around this City, participated at UOCRA headquarters located at Calle 63 in the City of Necochea.
Foreign Affairs Secretariat of the Republic of Argentina CGT and the Multidisciplinary Team for Decent Work (MTDW) celebrated the World Day for Decent Work.
Gerardo Martínez headed the ceremony at UOCRA headquarters and during his speech he called to continue the involvement and trade union militancy in conjunction with other national and international unions for the defense of the "Decent Work for a Decent Life" With the motto “;Justice for Workers - Climate Justice”, TUCA and ITUC call to say that green and decent job creation is essential to face environmental deterioration and growing social inequality, the two great dangers of the 21st century. Different activities were carried out in our Confederation unions consisting in: workshops, seminars, awareness, sensitization and dissemination campaigns. CGT RA Multidisciplinary Team for Decent Work met at UOCRA in a day of trade union training together with workers, in which the pillars of decent work were highlighted as well as the trade union strength, unity and solidarity in defense of the rights of men and women of our country. Gerardo Martinez, highlighted Trade Union action at this World Day and the importance of the young people’s role who are still one of the population groups with more worrying unemployment rates, high rates of informal employment, outsourcing and precarious conditions as a result of the severe crisis of youth employment in the region. There were acts of support for the TUCA Youth Campaign "High Five".
TRAINING SESSIONS AND DISSEMINATION OF THE CONDITIONS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT IN CONCRETE BATCHING PLANTS PROMOTED BY GERARDO MARTINEZ
In the presence of our General Secretary, Gerardo Martínez and in conjunction with UOCRA Capital, Monte Grande, Moreno, San Martín, Avellaneda and Northern Zone Branches it was held a training session for delegates from different Concrete Batching Plants. With the aim of improving the conditions and working environment of Concrete Batching Plants, UOCRA, through Department of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) and the convened UOCRA Branches, held a session on evaluation of working conditions in these plants, at UOCRA headquarters. The opening speech was in charge of Hugo Ferreyra, Secretary of Organization, who emphasized the importance of the involvement and training of Trade Unions; Afterwards, Lomax company, spoke about the work process and the safety measures taken at every stage of work; and then the Department of OSH, spoke about the result of surveys conducted earlier on the issues related to training and issues related to health and safety at every stage of work, which are the basis for the Training Programme and the creation of records. Finally, Gerardo Martinez, UOCRA General Secretary, closed the training day highlighting the strategic importance of Concrete Batching Plants and the organization of a national meeting for Concrete Batching Plants. He also emphasized the role of Unionists in labor relations and modern trade union action in the international context. He also highlighted the improvements in our Health Insurance as well as its efficiency in the management of resources.