The Reporters Association of Liberia (RAL) is expected to hold a day-long media dialogue on the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between employers and media workers in Liberia.
The CBA is a draft document formulated by the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) to provide better wages, salaries and working environment for journalists.
In a release issued in Monrovia, Thursday, April 17, RAL maintained that Saturday, April 19, event is expected to bring together hundreds of media workers from across the country to "discuss and formulate a joint communiqué" in order to engage media owners and employers to sign up to the document.
RAL: "This is intended to foster the efforts of the Union in order to create the awareness for stakeholders to embrace the document and quickly implement all aspect of the CBA."
The Association described the document as "critical and pivotal" to the improvement and development of the Liberian media, and as such, encouraged all media practitioners to be in attendance.
According to the release signed by RAL president Keith Z. Morris, the program takes place at the William V. S. Tubman High School in Sinkor. Vice President Joseph N. Boakai will serve as keynote speaker while other media developers and rights activists are expected to grace the occasion.