Cuartango: “We hold a relentless fight against unregistered work”
Argentina, May 15, 2011
Oscar Cuartango, Buenos Aires Labor Minister, said today that “both in the province of Buenos Aires and in the Nation we hold a relentless fight against unregistered work”.
“The results are satisfactory despite we have long way to go”, the minister said in remarks to Telam, adding “all areas of national and provincial government are embarked on this crusade against slave labor, which is the vulgar name we use to describe work situations of extreme unworthiness, helplessness and poor conditions”.
“In different areas and in different fields of work in the province of Buenos Aires we had detected extremely degrading working conditions in both recording as insecurity, health and living conditions” said Cuartango.
“There were people who were taking advantage of them and employers who are engaged in planting corn in Buenos Aires that made them work in cramped camps in shameful conditions, lacking of health assurances and proper places to sleep”.
In the same vein, the official stressed the achievements in health and safety, ensuring that they had reduced work accidents and mortality significantly.
And finally concluded “as a ministry, we can only inspect the conditions of work, whether registration of health and safety, but when detected serious irregularities, threatening the lives and physical integrity of workers, we proceed to close them”.