Delia María Cruz Escobar is a union leader, mother and wife with four children, forty-nine years old, General Secretary of the first Workers' Union in Civil Construction of the Provinces of Tacna Region (SITROCCPTAC), founded on 08 March 2006.
What does it mean to be General Secretary of SITROCCPTAC?
It is a position with a lot of responsibility and tensions because it is necessary to be 24 hours’ work pending on making decisions related to labor participation in building projects and at the same time be aware of the different social cases of the affiliates of the organization.
Do you think that those codes that still exist in the construction sector hinder the advancement of women's leadership at the union level?
What does your union offer to your affiliates as an only women’s union?
As a union, we provide social support to the neediest mothers who are the breadwinners of their homes since they are single mothers. We also provide free medical check-ups with the Ministry of Health and the Social Health Insurance. We also provide courses on Mathematics and Communication Skills for the children of our affiliated mothers.
GREETINGS ON THIS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN´S DAY TO ALL THE WOMEN OF PERU AND WORLDWIDE. WE ARE THE PILLAR OF OUR FAMILIES.