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24 March 2014

April 28th: Unions win the approval of the new "Law of Corporate Criminal Liability" in Uruguay.

On March 18th, 2014, after a long negotiation process between InterUnion Workers and Workers' National Convention (PIT-CNT), the Sole Union of Construction and Allied Workers (SUNCA) and the Senate of the Republic of Uruguay, the labor construction movement finally conquered the new "Law of Corporate Criminal Liability" in this country.

In order to pressure, PIT-CNT convened a concentration around the Parliament, while the SUNCA conducted a national strike and a national caravan to surround the same point. In total, more than fifteen thousand workers showed up throughout the day around Parliament.

With this victory, Uruguay now has a law condemning Crime Hazard: When an employer or person in charge of the corporation does not take specific preventive measures contained in the same law, violate the Security and Hygiene Regulations, or cause a serious health risk, physical and / or life of the worker.

For the next April 28th, International Day for Safety and Health at Work, the BWI does recognize the work of our fraternal union, SUNCA from Uruguay, as well as its central PIT-CNT, and calls to continue struggle for workers in our sector.