Backing the trade union development in DRC

Proposed by the Syndicat national des professionnels de la presse, République démocratique du Congo (SNPP)

The World Congress of the International Federation of Journalists, meeting in Angers from June 7th – 10th 2016,

recognising  the progress made by the Syndicat National des Professionnels de la Presse in DRC on issues of journalists’ safety and the signing of a national Collective Agreement on media;

considering that the new administrative division of the country into 26 provinces instead of 11 induces the reorganisation of the trade union;

deeply concerned by the freeze of the trade union fees in the public sector since 2012 when wages started to be paid on bank accounts;

Congress calls on IFJ Executive Committee to give its technical and financial support to the implementation of the two-year programme 2016-2017 dedicated to the trade union development in the 15 new provinces and the stability of the national bodies.