Once again, National President Dr Néstor Kirchner showed his affection for the building workers. More than 6,000 of them were gathered at the Government House where it was signed the second stage of the National Plan of Qualifications for the Building Workers between the UOCRA and the Labour and National Social Security Ministry.
After having held the ceremony that enforced the agreement and delivered the presidential speech where it was highlighted the importance of public investment for housing and infrastructure, Kirchner, escorted by Gerardo Martinez, UOCRA´s General Secretary, greeted the thousand building workers who were there to express their support to the presidential management and to the importance of the Plan of Professional Qualification.
Framed in this plan, during its first stage, which started in 2004, more than 25,000 building workers were trained in different specializations of our industry what made their labour inclusion possible.
This ceremony attended by National Vice President Daniel Scioli, the Ministers Carlos Tomada (Work), Julio De Vido (Planning), Daniel Filmus (Education) and Anibal Fernandez (Interior), besides UOCRA´s President and General Secretary, granted the second stage of the plan to be put into, of which also took part the Argentinian Chamber of the Building Industry [Cámara Argentina de la Construcción (CAC)] and the Institute for Building Industry Statistics and Registration [Instituto de Registro y Estadística de la Industria de la Construcción (IERIC)]
Gerardo Martinez, during his speech delivered in front of the governmental authorities, underlined that the building industry was recovered and nowadays it has more than 500,000 active workers and that it has the key role of being the national engine of economic growth, he also highlighted its present social role of ordering.
Martinez appreciated the determination and political will of the Government headed by Nestor Kirchner to rank the concept of public investment for housing and infrastructure as State Policy, doing away with the neoliberal viewpoint that considered public investment as an unproductive pubic expenditure for years.