June 4, 2023

The Nationwide Meeting declared, Tuesday, Could 16, admissible the invoice figuring out the elemental rules for the train of the suitable to strike within the DRC. This invoice was then despatched to the political, administrative and judicial committee (PAJ) for per week of in-depth examination.

Throughout Tuesday’s plenary, the initiator of this invoice, MP Man Mafuta, stated that it took 4 years to see this initiative, which impacts the social of the inhabitants, be aligned on the night of the third legislature.

The proper to strike is a elementary proper which permits staff to precise their skilled needs, with out concern of any reprisals. However like every proper, it’s inclined to abuse and deserves to be regulated “, motivated the deputy Man Mafuta, whereas indicating sure improvements introduced by this invoice.

Improvements, there are a number of them, it’s needed for instance to think about that the strike is just not supposed to be limitless, it’s needed to think about that the employee who goes on strike shouldn’t be sanctioned after the tip of the strike. We should additionally contemplate that there are stipulations for happening strike, specifically conciliation, discover, all these questions have typically been utilized empirically, however at the moment there’s a legislation that protects and ensures the peaceable train of that proper. Article 303 of the Labor Code clearly states that to go on strike, it ought to be primarily based on the advance of working circumstances, not different issues. “, he revealed.

This legislation is a primary within the authorized arsenal of the DRC, says Man Mafuta:

“Since 1960, the DRC has by no means had legal guidelines regulating strikes. Many assume the Labor Code does or the Public Service Profession Standing Act does, no! These two legal guidelines don’t regulate the query of the strike. It’s a essential legislation, a brand new legislation, a matter which has not been legislated for which the Nationwide Meeting has been invited as quickly as potential to take the best care within the drafting and within the kind and content material. of this proposal.

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