Regional trade union development and strengthening

Proposed by the Federación nacional de trabajadores de los medios de comunicación social de Chile (FENATRAMCO)

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

whereas the IFJ regional trade union structure representing 13 trade unions in Latin America and the Caribbean Countries has been rapidly losing momentum as a result of an inadequacy of meetings, activities, communication and real participation in the decision-making process which impacts directly the presence, the operation and the image of the Federación de Periodistas de América Latina y El Caribe (FEPALC);

whereas the decline has been generated by the growing distrust before, during and after the World Congress of Dublin and worsened during the FEPALC regional Congress in Mexico City, in September 2014;

applauding IFJ work, which in conjunction with the FEPALC member unions willing to strive to strengthen the trade union development and growth in our industry;

Congress instructs the IFJ Executive Committee to:

  1. make all necessary efforts to support the restoration of a real trade union, participatory, solidarity-oriented, democratic and inclusive work in Latin America and the Caribbean Countries;
  2. endorse the IFJ World Congress support to the trade union development and reinforcement which will certainly help FEPALC, the IFJ regional organisation, to grow and expand its footprint.