IFJ Congress 2001: 29. Finance policy

29. Finance policy Proposed: Executive Committee The 24th Congress of the IFJ, meeting in Seoul from June 11-16th 2001, concerned at the failure of some member unions to declare accurate and actual membership figures to the IFJ for the purpose of calculation of fees to be paid, noting the efforts of the Executive Committee to meet the needs of member unions by making arrangements that recognise short-term difficulties or other circumstances that make it difficult for unions to pay in full, believing, nevertheless, that it is essential that all unions should make known their actual membership figures, Congress agrees that the IFJ will not change current policy of fees levied upon a basis of a maximum of 17,000 irrespective of actual declared membership Congress further instructs the Executive Committee to prepare a three-year financial strategy, for implementation after Congress 2004, with the following aims: o to ensure fairness in levying of fees by insisting that member unions report actual membership figures to the IFJ; o to introduce a mechanism for payment of fees to be adopted by the 2004 Congress o to restate the IFJ’s immediate objective of increasing reserves to a working minimum equivalent to costs of one year of operational expenses o to introduce a consistent and transparent policy related to exonerations and arrangements covering payment of fees o to apply the principle that no motion related to IFJ future activities shall be accepted unless the source of funding is identified.