8 October, 2014On 7 October IndustriALL affiliates in the Democratic Republic of Congo organized a seminar through which a memorandum was drafted and delivered to the Governor of the province of Katanga.
IndustriALL affiliates in the DRC, the Travailleurs Unis des Mines, Métallurgies,Energie, Chimie et Industries Connexes (TUMEC), the Organisation des Travailleurs Unis du Congo (OTUC) and the Conseil des Syndicats Congolaisde la Métallurgie (CSC) delivered a clear message to their provincial government official in Katanga.
The memorandum was a clear call on the local government to make meaningful changes to legislation that encourages the spread of precarious work. The main points stated in the memorandum were are following:
- Comply with international standards, (ILO conventions 87 and 98);
- Allow labour inspectors to monitor conditions;
- Make changes to labour legislation allowing for better social conditions for workers and also determining a fair minimum wage.