The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) will hold its annual mini-congress on March 13 and 14 in Monrovia. The new dates were reached after an expanded emergency meeting of the Executive Committee (EC) Monday afternoon, a press release said.
It said the PUL has stepped up preparations that will lead to a successful congress during which a three-year ‘strategic direction’ will be launched.
During the congress, the PUL will present a report of its ongoing media monitoring program which will point out ethical and professional issues in the media and lead a discussion on the draft Collective Bargaining Agreement that seeks decent salaries and better working conditions for journalists, according to the release.
The mini-congress will also cover the union’s quarterly meeting.
“We cannot evade this responsibility of ours, and we want you, the second highest decision making body of the PUL, to come out with a decision on what we should do,” PUL president K. Abdullai Kamara said, according to the release.
The Executive Committee of the PUL comprises of the elected leadership and heads and representatives of each of the five of its standing committees, including membership, welfare, intellectual discourse, sports & entertainment, and grievance & ethics.
The PUL constitution mandates an annual-mini congress, but the Ebola outbreak coupled with logistical and resource constraints compelled the delay, the release said.