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SINPROF Statutes SINPROF Statutes

SINPROF Statutes
CHAPTER I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1

Name

The National Teachers Union has the acronym "SINPROF".
SINPROF has as its logo, a symbol that represents the following: Open book (teaching and science); Sun (light, the intellectual brilliance and the dignity that must emanate from Education workers; Dove (peace, harmony).
Article 2

Nature, scope and headquarters

SINPROF is autonomous and independent from the State, from any party, religious or patronage formation.
SINPROF has legal personality under the terms of the Law.
SINPROF is a union of workers in the Education of the subsystem of non-university education, its geographical scope is the entire national territory.
SINPROF has its headquarters in Luanda, at Rua da Missão nº 71, 4th floor, apartment 407 and has provincial representations.
 
CHAPTER II

OBJECTIVE PRINCIPLES AND COMPETENCES

Article 3

Principles

SINPROF bases its action on the principles of freedom,
democracy, independence, unity, solidarity, representativeness and active participation of its teaching and non-teaching members of the non-university education subsystem. As such, it has all the workers in the field of education, without any distinction of ideological, political or religious order, and in full equality of rights and duties, respecting human rights embodied in ILO conventions, and in the Constitutional Law of Republic of Angola.

Article 4

Objectives

The defense of the interests of its affiliates, the promotion of education and the creation of bonds of unity and solidarity exempt from exploitation and oppression, fighting for equal opportunities, are the basis on which the following objectives are detailed:
 
Organize and strengthen the unity of teaching and non-teaching workers in the non-university education subsystem.
Promote solidarity between workers and students in university and non-university education subsystems.
Consolidate democratic unionism and its intervention role as a social partner.
Create basic structures in the struggle for respect for free union activity.
Actively participate in the promotion of updated educational programs.
Fight for the constant increase in the professional level of teachers and other workers in non-university education.
Promote workers' union awareness and knowledge of international labor standards.
Fight for workers' right to health and safety at work.
Cultivate the professional ethics of the teaching worker.
Fight for academic freedom when scientifically based.
 
Article 5

Skills

SINPROF is responsible for:

Collaborate with the Ministry of Education in the correct application of the policy
educational system of the State.

Support workers in overcoming union, cultural and professional through seminars, internships, and symposia.
To base its union policy on the permanent search for dialogue and negotiation and agreement, without giving up a consequent action of struggle, when this becomes imperative.
Issue a prior opinion on administrative measures regarding the interests of workers in the non-university education subsystem.
Maintain cordial and solidarity relations with other organizations that defend workers' rights.
Cooperate with other international organizations to strengthen the unity and solidarity of workers from all over the world.
Use the legal instruments available to them, to encourage national and international authorities to create infrastructures of a social nature for the benefit of workers affiliated to SINPROF.
Ensure compliance with current labor legislation and collective bargaining agreements.
At the claim level, SINPROF, in circumstances where the dialogue turns out to be ineffective, will resort to various forms of pressure aimed at defending the rights of endangered members, or the access of new inalienable rights.
 
 
CHAPTER III

MEMBERSHIP

Article 6

Affiliation

Are affiliated with SINPROF:

Education workers in the non-university education subsystem, who freely subscribe to it regardless of their job or professional category.
Union membership must be preceded by an individual declaration with the base union representatives.

Article 7

Affiliate rights

Affiliates' rights include:
 
Participate in all union activities, in accordance with these bylaws.
To elect the union bodies under the conditions provided for in these Bylaws.
To be elected to the SINPROF bodies, as long as he does not hold management positions as a patron.
Be informed of all union activity under the terms of the Statute.
To contest, under the terms of the Statute, the acts of the management, or any body of the union that are considered illegal, or anti-statutory.
Benefit from union and legal support, in everything related to union or professional activity.
Benefit from the services provided by the National Union, and by any institutions dependent on it, and / or organizations in which it is affiliated, or participates under the terms of the present Statute.
Appeal to the Supervisory and Disciplinary Board, in the face of decisions by governing bodies that contradict the present Statute.
Benefit from the strike fund, under the terms determined by the National Secretariat.
Possess the union membership card.
 
Article 8

Duties of affiliates

The duties of affiliates are, namely:

Comply with the Statute, and other regulatory provisions.
Keep informed of the activities of the Union, and perform satisfactorily the posts for which he is elected, except for duly justified reasons.
Publicize the Union elections.
Acquire and keep the union membership card.
Comply with and enforce the resolutions of Congress and union bodies, when taken in compliance with the terms of these Bylaws.
Pay your quota monthly.
Contribute to the elevation of their cultural and union knowledge and to that of the most.
 
CHAPTER IV

DISCIPLINARY SCHEME

Article 9

Sanctions

Affiliates who do not comply with statutory duties, or who do not regularly pay the quota without justified reason; those who by words, or omissions, jeopardize the prestige of SINPROF, according to the gravity of the infringement, the following sanctions will be applied to them:

a) Admonition

b) Registered censorship

c) Suspension

d) Expulsion
 
Except for the admonition, the other sanctions to be applied will be preceded by a process initiated by the Supervisory and Disciplinary Board after hearing the affiliate in question.
The use of the sanction applied is the responsibility of the highest hierarchical body that applies it, in terms established in its own regulation.
The expulsion of the member is the responsibility of the National Council.
Sanctioned affiliates will resume full ownership of their rights after the sanction has been complied with and provided that they prove they are determined to maintain exemplary behavior.

Article 10

Admission and readmission

The quality of affiliates loses those who:
1.1. Request your resignation in writing.

1.2. Fail to pay the fee for a period exceeding six months, except in the case of:

a) No longer receive wages.
b) Provision of military service.

1.3. Being expelled.

They will be readmitted as members in the circumstances determined by Article 8, except when they have been expelled.
 
CHAPTER V

STRUCTURE OF THE TRADE UNION

Article 11

Union Organs

SINPROF is structured in:

National Bodies:
a) Congress;
b) National Council;
c) Presidency;
d) National Secretariat;
e) Fiscal and Disciplinary Council;

Provincial Bodies:
a) Provincial Assembly;
b) Provincial Council;
c) Provincial Secretariat;
d) Fiscal and Provincial Discipline Council;

Municipal Bodies:
a) Municipal Assembly;
b) Municipal Council;
c) Municipal Secretariat;
d) Fiscal Council and Municipal Discipline;

Communal Organs;
a) Communal Assembly;
b) Communal Secretariat;
c) Workers' Assembly;
d) Union Core;
 
Article 12

Congress

Congress is the supreme organ of SINPROF.
It meets regularly every three years, and extraordinarily when necessary.
The Congress will be convened by the National Council, through the President of SINPROF, more than ninety days in advance, and the summons must be disseminated by the press, for the knowledge of the members.
Only at the request of the National Council or by 2/3 of its members, the Extraordinary Congress may be convened.
The Congress presidency will be elected before the beginning of the work.
The Congress is chaired by a presiding board, consisting of a president, a vice president and two Secretaries, elected by the delegates on a proposal by the National Council.
Congress is responsible for:
a) Approve and / or amend the Union's Articles of Association and Action Program;
b) Define the National and International Union Policy for three years.
c) Approve the electoral regulations;
d) Decide on the dissolution of SINPROF;
e) Decide on the appeals or complaints submitted to it.
 
The Congress consists of:
a) By the delegates elected by the union's provincial bodies;
b) By the members of the National Council;
c) Members invited by the National Secretariat.

Article 13

National Council

The National Council is the deliberative organ of SINPROF, has a mandate
three-year period that includes the interval between two Congresses and guides the other SINPROF bodies.
 
The National Council is made up of members of the Presidency, members of the National Secretariat, Fiscal and Disciplinary Council, representatives of Organs provincial bodies and five members proposed by the outgoing National Secretariat, elected in Congress.
The National Council meets ordinarily once a year, and extraordinarily whenever necessary, at the request of the National Secretariat, or at the request of one third of its members.
The National Council will be convened and chaired by the President of SINPROF.
The meetings of the National Council are considered valid with the presence of a simple majority of its members.
The National Council is responsible for:
a) Call the Congress in accordance with article 16;
b) Comply with and enforce the decisions of Congress;
c) On a Proposal by the President, elect from among its members, Vice President, and the Secretary General;
d) Discuss and approve the proposals and reports of the National Secretariat;
e) Declare a national strike in the Education sector, if necessary;
f) Ratify, apply sanctions and decide on the resources and complaints submitted to it, by Organs hierarchically inferior bodies;
g) Fix the value of the jewel, the monthly membership fee and the contribution of each Secretariat or structure, for the realization of an event;
h) Decide on issues omitted in the present Statute;
i) Promote actions in favor of the institution of a strike fund;
j) Approve the budget and the annual accounts report;
k) The National Council is constituted observing the following rules of representation:
 
- Members of Organs central bodies elected in Congress;

- Five candidates proposed by the outgoing National Secretariat;

- One female member for each Provincial Secretariat;

- One member elected by each province who has five hundred members;

- Four members elected by each province, with a number of five hundred and one to four thousand members;

- Eight members elected by each province, with a number of four thousand and one to ten thousand members;

- Fifteen members elected by each province, with more than twelve thousand members.
 
Article 14

Swearing in

. At the end of the work and after scrutiny of the electoral act, the President of SINPROF gives office to Organs elected bodies, in a period that does not exceed 30 days.

Article 15

Chairperson

By this Statute, the President of the National Council, the President of SINPROF, is considered to be the highest individuality of SINPROF.
It is the responsibility of the President of SINPROF to sign, under statutory terms, the calls and preside over the sessions of the National Council.

Article 16

President of SINPROF
 
The President of SINPROF is elected in Congress. Applications must be supported by at least twenty percent of delegates.
President of SINPROF is considered to be the candidate who obtains the greatest number of votes from voters.
The President is the maximum manager, who in the intervals between sessions of the National Council guides, coordinates and oversees the activities of the Union and the execution of the deliberations of Congress and the National Council.
The President is responsible for:
a) Sign in the statutory terms the notices and chair the meetings of the National Council.
b) Represent the Union in meetings with the sovereign bodies, and in international forums;
c) To supervise all services and activities decided by Congress and the National Council;
 
Article 17

Vice president

The Vice President is the President's legal substitute in his absence or impediment.
It oversees all services and activities decided by Congress and the National Council

Article 18

National Secretariat
 
The National Secretariat is the permanent executive organ of SINPROF, and is made up of the Secretary General, Administrative Secretaries, for Education and Training, for the promotion and development of women, Legal-labor, Treasury and Exchange matters, which will operate in accordance with the rules defined in the Internal Regulation.
The National Secretariat is coordinated by the Secretary General elected by the National Council.
The National Secretariat ordinarily meets once a month, convened by the Secretary General, or in an extraordinary session at the request of 2/3 of its members.
The National Secretariat is responsible for:
a) Execute the deliberations left by the Congress and the National Council;
b) Elaborate the activity plan, derived from the action plan of the list of the elected candidate;
c) Prepare and submit the report for each financial year for consideration;
d) Exercise the management of financial, patrimonial and human resources of SINPROF;
e) Represent SINPROF in all acts and negotiations with the sovereign bodies;
f) Represent SINPROF in international forums and maintain cooperative relations with foreign union organizations;
g) Elaborate and manage social projects;
h) To create special commissions and / or offices for the functioning of SINPROF, which can be extended to the level of the Provinces;
i) Discuss, negotiate and sign collective labor contracts, after consulting by means deemed convenient, the workers to be covered by them;
j) Refer to the Supervisory and Disciplinary Board all cases within the competence of this body;
k) Coordinate, support and boost the action of union delegates, as well as supervise the respective elections;
l) To convey the information produced by you and the higher bodies to the affiliates, directly or through the provincial bodies;
m) Provide all technical and financial support for the functioning of Organs higher bodies;
 
Article 19

Fiscal and Disciplinary Board

The Fiscal and Disciplinary Board is the body of SINPROF whose function is to supervise and control compliance with statutory principles.
Its composition consists of three elements, directed by a coordinator.
Its operation will be defined in its own regulation.
Fiscal and Disciplinary Board will have access, in the exercise of its functions, to the treasury documentation and to the management file.
The Supervisory and Disciplinary Board is responsible for:

a) Pronounce on the application of disciplinary measures;
b) Exercise control over all activities carried out or to be carried out by the National Secretariat;
c) To give an opinion on the acceptance or rejection of donations, inheritances or legacies made to SINPROF
d) To monitor compliance with the statutes and the Action Program for the term of office;
e) To supervise the legality of candidacies for any and all union positions, and this inspection must be prior, in the case of the election of the members of the National Secretariat;
f) To pronounce on the regularity of the deliberations of any union bodies, namely the deliberations of the assemblies, being able to propose the annulment of any deliberations or elections;
g) The members of the Fiscal and Disciplinary Council must not exercise any other union position.
 
Article 20

Provincial Bodies

The Provincial Assembly is the highest body of the provincial structure, made up of representatives of Organs provincial, municipal, communal bodies, and elected delegates.
1.1 - It is convened at the request of 2/3 of the members of the Provincial Council, or the Provincial Secretariat, through the Provincial General Secretary, meets ordinarily every three years and extraordinarily whenever necessary.

1.2 - The Presidency of the board of the Provincial Assembly is made up of a President, a Vice-President and a Secretary elected from among the members of the Provincial Council who left before the work started.
 
The Provincial Council is the provincial advisory and deliberative body, whose members are elected in the Provincial Assembly.

2.1. The Provincial Council is made up of the members of Organs provincial bodies, the municipal Secretaries General, two members elected on a proposal from the outgoing Provincial Secretariat and two members elected from each Municipal Assembly;

2.2. The Presidency of the Bureau of the Provincial Council is made up of a President, a Vice-President and a Secretary;

2.3. By inherent role, the Provincial General Secretary is the President of the Provincial Council, the Coordinator of the Fiscal Council and of the Discipline the Vice President and the Secretary of the Fiscal and Disciplinary Council the Secretary;

2.4. The Provincial Council meets ordinarily once a semester and extraordinarily whenever necessary.
 
 
The Provincial Secretariat is the provincial executive body, coordinated by a Secretary General, assisted by the Secretaries for Administration, Finance, Education and Training and For the Promotion and Development of Women.
3.1. The Provincial Secretariat is elected in the Provincial Assembly, meets ordinarily once a month and extraordinarily whenever necessary;

The Provincial Fiscal and Disciplinary Council is the body that oversees all the activity of the provincial structures and is made up of three members: Coordinator, Secretary and Member.
4.1. Its functioning will be defined by the regulation of the National Fiscal and Disciplinary Board.

The provincial bodies operate, in accordance with the rules defined in the SINPROF internal regulations.

Article 21

Municipal Bodies
 
The Municipal Assembly is the highest organ of the municipality, constituted by the responsibles of the organs of the municipality, communal and Union nuclei.
The Municipal Council is constituted by the members of Organs Municipal organs of the communal Secretariat, two members elected on the proposal of the Municipal Secretariat and by the coordinators of the nucleus.
2.1. It meets every six months at the request of the Municipal Secretary-General at the request of the members of the Municipal Secretariat or 2/3 of its members;

2.2. The Presidency is elected before work begins;

The Municipal Secretariat is an executive body made up of the Municipal General Secretary, Financial Administrative Secretaries, Secretary for Education and Training and for the Promotion and Development of Women, and operates according to the rules defined in the internal regulations of SINPROF.
4- The Supervisory and Municipal Discipline Council is the body that supervises the activity of SINPROF union structures in the Municipality and is made up of a Secretary and a member and works in accordance with the regulations of the National body.

Article 22

Communal Organs
 
The Communal Assembly is the consultative and deliberative organ in the commune made up of members of the commune organs and representatives of the union nuclei.
1.1. The Communal Assembly meets ordinarily once a year and extraordinarily whenever necessary, convened and chaired by the Communal Secretary General at the request of the members of the Communal Secretariat or 2/3 of its members.

Communal Secretariat is the executive organ of SINPROF's activities
guided by the Municipal Secretariat, it consists of the Communal Secretary, Administrative Secretary and Secretary for Education and Training.
 
2.1. It meets ordinarily once a month and extraordinarily whenever necessary, chaired by the Communal Secretary.

The Workers' Assembly is the meeting of all workers in a single work center, chaired by the coordinator of the union nucleus, at their request or due to the need of those responsible for the nucleus.
The Union nucleus is a basic structure of the Union, whose constitution depends on the number of workers existing in the school or in the work center:
a) Two union representatives for centers with more than ten workers;

b) Three union representatives for centers with more than fifty workers;
c) Four union representatives for centers with more than two hundred workers.

Its operation will be in accordance with the rules defined by the SINPROF Internal Regulation.
 
CHAPTER VI

ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL

Article 23

Organization

SINPROF is organized on two levels:

a) Vertical Organization;

b) Horizontal organization.

Article 24

Vertical Organization
 
The Vertical Organization of SINPROF integrates teaching and non-teaching workers from work centers to the national level.
The Vertical Organization aims to bring workers together, represent and negotiate their interests, within the respective union structures.

Article 25

Horizontal Organization

It is formed by the national SINPROF and provinces.
It aims to build unity of action throughout the national territory.
 
CHAPTER VII

ELECTORAL REGULATION

Article 26

Electoral Regulation

The election is made through individual candidacies, submitting them to the SINPROF Electoral Commission, the President and the members of the National Council being elected in Congress.
Reelection is only permitted for two consecutive terms.
The duration of all statutory bodies is three years.
Union positions or union representatives in accumulation with any government, managerial or administrative position in the work center, as well as party or religious responsibility, are not permitted.
Voting by proxy or by correspondence is not allowed.
In case of resignation or suspension of mandate, physical incapacity or death related to union members, replacement will be carried out, using the highest body of each step.
That in Congress, Provincial Assembly and Municipal Assembly, 30% of the members to be elected, in the different organs of SINPROF, must be those who have already exercised functions in the previous term, aiming at maintaining the functional balance of the union.
 
CHAPTER VIII

HERITAGE AND REVENUE

Article 27

Patrimony

The National Secretariat of SINPROF, will create the administration that will count
accounting and files on the inventory of assets.

The Congress, in case of dissolution, will appoint a liquidation commission, and its assets will have the destiny that is determined by the Congress.
 
Article 28

Revenue

SINPROF's recipes are:
a) Membership fees;
b) Donations and contributions granted to it;
c) Provision of services and other achievements;

2) The balances for each financial year will be applied to:

a) A reserve fund, designed to cope with unforeseen circumstances;
b) A strike and solidarity fund, designed to help affiliates who have been dismissed, or who have seen their pay reduced due to joining the strike or any situation recommended by the Union;
c) Other expenses used to carry out the purposes and activities of SINPROF.

Article 29

Shares

The value of the unions' quota will be established by the National Council.

Article 30

Transitional provisions

A certain number of seats remain open to members of the National Council of SINPROF, for the provinces that will later constitute their Provincial Secretariats.
 
CHAPTER IX

FINAL DISPOSITIONS

Article 31

Fusion and dissolution

The merger or dissolution of SINPROF can only be processed by resolution of the Congress convened for this purpose.
It may be dissolved by reducing the number of affiliates to the point that it is not feasible to pursue the objectives for which it was created.
In the event of dissolution, Congress will define the terms under which it will be processed.

Article 32

Status change

. The present statutes can only be changed by Congress.

Article 33

Missing cases

. Omissions and doubts will be resolved by the National Council.

Article 34

Implementation

. The present statute comes into force, shortly after its approval by Congress.
 
INTERNAL REGULATION

SECTION 1

NATIONAL ORGANS

ARTICLE 1

Congress

1. The Congress is the supreme organ of SINPROF and meets ordinarily every three years, and extraordinarily whenever necessary.

2. Only at the request of the National Council, or by two thirds of the members, can the Extraordinary Congress be convened.

3. The Congress presidency is elected at the beginning of the proceedings.

4. The Congress is chaired by a presiding board consisting of the President, a Vice-President and two Secretaries elected by the delegates, on a proposal from the National Council.

5. The Congress is responsible for:

a) Approve and / or amend the SINPROF Statutes and Action Program;
b) Define SINPROF's national and international policy for three years;
c) Approve the Electoral Regulations of the SINPROF bodies;
d) Decide on the dissolution of SINPROF;
e) Decide on resources or complaints submitted to it;
f) To elect the President and the National Council of SINPROF;
g) Deliberate on the expulsion of an affiliate.

6. The Congress consists of:

a) By the delegates elected by the Provincial Secretariats;
b) By the members of the National Council;
c) By the delegates proposed by the National Secretariat.

ARTICLE 2
National Council
 
1. The National Council is the decision-making body of SINPROF and has a three-year term.

2. The National Council is constituted by the Presidency, members of the National Secretariat, members of the Fiscal and Discipline Council, provincial General Secretaries, members proposed by the National Secretariat and members proposed by the Provincial Secretariats according to article 13 of the SINPROF Statute and are elected by Congress

3. The National Council meets ordinarily once a year, and extraordinarily whenever necessary, at the request of the National Secretariat, or at the request of 1/3 of the members of the National Council.

4. The National Council will be convened and chaired by the President.

5. The Presidency of the National Council meetings is constituted by the President, Vice-President of SINPROF and a Secretary elected before the beginning of each session.

6. The meetings of the National Council are considered valid with the presence of a simple majority of its members.

7. It is incumbent upon the Chairman of the Board of the National Council to sign, under statutory terms, the calls and chair the sessions of the National Council.

8. It is the responsibility of the National Council
 
a) Call the Congress through the President;
b) Comply and enforce the decisions of Congress;
c) To elect among its members the National Secretariat and the Fiscal and Disciplinary Council of SINPROF, on the proposal of the President;
d) Discuss and approve the proposals and reports of the National Secretariat;
e) Declare a national strike, in the non-university education subsystem, if necessary;
f) Ratify, apply sanctions and decide on appeals and complaints submitted to it;
g) Establish the value of the jewel, the monthly membership fee, and the contribution of each member to carry out events considered essential;
h) Decide on issues omitted from the Statute;
i) Promote actions in favor of the establishment of a strike fund;
j) Prepare the annual activity plan and guide it to the provinces;
k) To elect, on a proposal from the President, the National Secretariat and the Fiscal and Disciplinary Council;
l) Approve the budget and the annual accounts report;

The National Council is constituted observing the following rules of representation:

a) Members of the central bodies elected in Congress;
b) Five candidates proposed by the outgoing National Secretariat;
c) Each province must designate at least one female member;
d) One member elected by each province who has five hundred members;
e) Four members elected by each province, with a number of five hundred and one to four thousand members;
f) Eight members elected by each province, with a number of four thousand and one to ten thousand members;
g) Fifteen members elected by each province, with more than twelve thousand members.

ARTICLE 3

President

The President is the maximum manager, who in the intervals between sessions of the National Council, guides, coordinates and oversees the activities of the Union and the Execution of the deliberations of Congress and the National Council.
Sign, statutory terms, notices and chair the meetings of the National Council.
Represents the Union in meetings with sovereign bodies and in international forums.
Signs correspondence addressed to the country's sovereign bodies and international organizations.
It oversees all services and activities decided by Congress and the National Council.
Exercises the casting vote when necessary.
Proposes to the National Council, the Vice President and the Secretary General.
It ratifies the Secretary General's proposals on the constitution of the National Secretariat.
 
ARTICLE 4

Vice president

The Vice President is the President's legal substitute in his absence or impediment.
It oversees all services and activities decided by Congress and the National Council

Article 5

National Secretariat

The National Secretariat is the permanent executive organ of SINPROF and is made up of the Secretary General, National Secretaries for the Departments of: Education and Training; For the promotion and development of Women; Legal and Labor Matters; Exchange; Administrative and Treasury.
The National Secretariat is coordinated by a Secretary General.
The National Secretariat ordinarily meets once a month, convened by the Secretary General, or in extraordinary session, at the request of two thirds of its members or the Secretary General.

The National Secretariat:

a) Execute the deliberations left by the Congress and the National Council;
b) Prepare and submit to the law bodies, for consideration, the report for each financial year;
c) Exercise the management of financial, patrimonial and human resources of SINPROF;
d) Represent SINPROF in all acts and negotiations with the sovereign bodies;
e) Represent SINPROF in international forums and maintain cooperative relations with foreign union organizations;
f) Elaborate and manage projects of a social scope, create special commissions and / or offices for the functioning of SINPROF;
g) Discuss, negotiate and sign collective labor agreements, after consulting by means deemed convenient, the workers to be covered by them, under the approval of the Presidency;
h) Submit to the Supervisory and Disciplinary Board, all cases within the competence of this body;
i) Coordinate, support and stimulate the action of union delegates, as well as supervise the respective elections;
j) To convey the information produced by you and the higher bodies, to the affiliates, directly, or through the provincial bodies;
k) Provide all technical and economic support for the functioning of Organs higher bodies;
l) Prepare the SINPROF Internal Regulation and submit it for approval by the National Council.
 
ARTICLE 6

General secretary

He is the spokesperson for the National Secretariat, vis-à-vis affiliates or third parties.
He reports to the President.
Ensures the SINPROF Organization, and guides the maintenance of all SINPROF files, statistics and library.
Represents SINPROF at national or international events, when nominated by the President.
Sign the documentation addressed to Organs intermediary bodies (eg national directorates) of the supervising Ministry and lower hierarchical bodies of the Union.
Propose the replacement of heads of offices, or the dissolution of special commissions, if necessary by members of the National Council or in accumulation of functions.
Guide unionization through the Provincial Secretariats.
Propose to the National Secretariat, technical support bodies and / or special commissions for the functioning of the Secretariat.
Give mandatory nature to your guidelines to the support bodies of SINPROF.
Orient the Provincial Secretariats.
Give an opinion on projects prepared by the National Secretaries.
 
ARTICLE 7

Administrative Secretary

The Administrative Secretary is responsible for organizing the trade union secretariat, under the guidance of the General Secretary, with the following tasks, among other things:

a) Coordinate the employees hired by the National Secretariat;
b) Control the document registration books;
c) Create conditions for the existence of the Union's library;
 
ARTICLE 8

Secretary for Education and Training

The Secretary for Education and Training is responsible for implementing vocational training and other projects, under the opinion of the Secretary General.
Propose short, medium and long term business plans to the Secretary General.
Participate in all the Secretariat's planning and control activities.
Encourage the creation of scholarships to train workers.
Guide the conduct of circumschool activities through the Provincial Secretariats.
Propose measures to combat school failure and dropout.
Develop education programs and periodic overcoming in the technical, social and economic spheres.
Promote debates that encourage and sensitize the competent structures to readjust a school calendar appropriate to climatic conditions and the coincidence of the vacation period in the countries of the region.
Promote debates for vocational guidance, and on the need for continuous overcoming.
Comply with and enforce higher guidelines.
Update the library with scientific-technical literature.
 
ARTICLE 9

Secretary for the Promotion and Development of Women

The Secretary for the Promotion and Development of Women should prepare project activities aimed at the defense of women's rights, submitting them to the Secretary General for approval.

Intervene with the employer on the need to:

a) Propose the creation of daycare centers for the children of working mothers;
b) Promote activities that make the employer aware of the need for medical and medication assistance, as well as the reduction of the working mother's working time;
c) To propose to the Department for Training, topics addressed to Women, in the various professional training projects;
d) Demand female representation at all SINPROF events and bodies;
e) Elaborate activity programs that facilitate the identification of women union members;
f) Promote activities that favor the establishment of relations with national and international women's organizations;
g) Develop an activity plan aimed at women in the short, medium and long term;
h) Promote debates on different topics related to equal opportunities, combating sexual harassment and violence;
i) Guide the Provincial Secretariats in the creation of a national women's council.
 
ARTICLE 10

Secretary for Legal and Labor Affairs

The National Secretary for Legal and Labor Affairs will strive for defense, justice and the elimination of labor conflicts.

Under the guidance of the Secretary General, it should encourage the negotiation of conventions by work teams on professional qualifications and classifications.
It proposes seminars and debates on collective bargaining, tripartism, international conventions, salary issues, etc.
It goes against the permanent alteration of the rules of the evaluation process that cause unnecessary instability in workers.
Promote the fight against wage discrimination.
It promotes periodic consultations to avoid massive unfair dismissals.
Promotes (awareness) lectures to learn about the legislation on the General Labor Law.
It maintains interchange relations with the Ministry of Employment and the General Labor Inspectorate.
It creates conditions for legal advice.
Proposes the ratification of ILO conventions.
It provides the library with bibliography and other documentation on labor legislation and international conventions, with the Provincial Secretariats and advises them, whenever necessary, under the recommendation of the Secretary General.
It maintains relations with the general labor inspectorate and the MEC Legal Office.
 
ARTICLE 11

Exchange Secretary

On the advice of the Secretary General:

It develops actions aimed at maintaining relations with the national and international union movement.
It consolidates relations with unions and other national and international organizations that cooperate with SINPROF.
Organizes the project preparation section.
Sends messages of solidarity.
Informs similar organizations about SINPROF union activity.
It guides the preparation of newsletters, magazines, or other means that contribute to the dissemination of SINPROF's activities.
Proposes to the Secretary General that bilateral relations be established with other organizations.
It monitors the development of commitments to other organizations.
Provides union bibliography, coming from similar organizations.
 
ARTICLE 12

Secretary to the Treasury

The Secretary for the Treasury is responsible for:

Control and manage financial income.
Guide the maintenance of the accounting and treasury of the Provincial Secretariats.
Control the deposit of monetary amounts from the monthly contributions of the Provincial Secretariats to a bank account of the national Secretariat, opened with three signatures.
Collect all voluntary contributions.
Every two months, send the bank account statement and the list of entries and exits of any monetary importance to the Secretary General and the Audit Committee.
Make extra expenses available, under the guidance of the Secretary General.
Prepare the draft annual budget of SINPROF and submit it for approval by the National Secretariat.
Propose to the Secretary General the monthly salaries and allowances of members of the National Secretariat; Provincials; Heads of Cabinets; Staff and praise work.
Inform national departments, when requested, about the possibility of financial support for carrying out any activity.
Guide and control the percentage contribution of the Provincial Secretariats and other donations.
 
ARTICLE 13

Fiscal and Disciplinary Board

Article 13.1

Designation

1- The Fiscal and Disciplinary Council, is the SINPROF organ that watches over the fulfillment of the duties and rights of the affiliates, enshrined in the Statutes and Internal Regulations, supervises the compliance with the Action Program, as well as with the guidelines
2- collegiate bodies, such as Congress, National Council and Executive Secretariats.

Article 13.2

Composition

1- The Fiscal and Disciplinary Council is made up of three members of the National Council: a coordinator, a secretary and a member.

Article 13.3

Skills

1- CFD members must not accumulate any other function in the executive.

2- CFD members have the following duties:

2.1. The Coordinator:
 
a) Supervise the agency's activities related to the supervision of activities and the discipline of members;
b) Exercise the function of vice-president, in the chairmanship of the board of the meeting of the National Council;
c) Have access to the administration file and the Treasury's documentation;
d) Orient the hierarchically inferior structures;
e) Pronounce on the application of disciplinary measures;
f) Monitor all activities carried out or to be carried out by the National Secretariat;
g) To give an opinion on the acceptance or rejection of donations, inheritances or bequests, made to SINPROF;
h) To supervise the legality of candidacies for any and all union positions, and this inspection must be prior, in the case of the election of the members of the National Secretariat;
i) Pronounce on the regularity of the deliberations of any union body, namely Assemblies, being able to propose the annulment of any deliberations or elections.
 
2.5. The Secretary exercises the activity of supervising the scheduled activities.

2.6.1. The CFD Secretary, is the Secretary of the presidency of the board of the National Council meeting.

2.6. The Member exercises the activity related to disciplinary proceedings.

2.7. The constitution of the CFD in the municipalities has two elements.

NOTE: The CFD's opinion on any process must comply with the body's consensus.

ARTICLE 13.4

Duties

1- Issue a prior opinion on the Annual Activity Plan, prepared by the National Secretariat.

2- To supervise the activities planned quarterly by the National Secretariat.

3- The Council must receive from the National Secretariat, a copy of the monthly activity plan with the dates of execution, one week before the beginning of each month,

4- The Board must prepare a report on a quarterly basis, issuing an opinion on the exercise of the activities observed.

5- The Council must have a copy of the reports of the meetings of the National Secretariat, where it must issue an opinion.

6- Every two months, the Board should receive a financial report from the Treasury Department, with the following attached documents:
 
a) Invoices for expenses incurred;
b) Monthly map, reflecting the daily exchange rate fluctuation (Kz / U $ equivalence);
c) Receipts with signatures (for cases in which the financial transaction did not allow the existence of an invoice or receipt);
d) Bank account statements.

7- Meetings between the Council and the other SINPROF bodies are held whenever necessary, at the request of the President, the Coordinator of the Supervisory and Disciplinary Council, or at the request of 2/3 of the members of the National Secretariat.

ARTICLE 13.5

Hierarchy
 
1- All disciplinary situations must merit a process that includes: the consultation of those involved, by a commission of inquiry composed of at least three elements from different union bodies, being able to be part of it, a neutral union member of recognized suitability.

2- Every disciplinary process must have the opinion of the inspection and discipline structure of its body, before being sent to the immediate superior structure.

3- All SINPROF affiliates must comply with the Statutes and Internal Regulations.

4- Disrespect for structures and superiors follows the following disciplinary regime:
 
a) Public censure, in the presence of the members that constitute the bodies in question, in the case of the first fault;
b) Registered censure, in case of recurrence;
c) Suspension, for situations considered serious and that call into question the name and functioning of SINPROF, after having already been sanctioned with paragraph a) or b). The suspension is ratified by the National Council under the prior opinion of the Fiscal and Disciplinary Council;
c.1) Only those cases considered to be very serious, do not comply with subparagraphs a) and b).
d) Expulsion, is the responsibility of Congress, but your proposal must contain the documents of the disciplinary process phases attached.
 
5- The National Fiscal and Disciplinary Council may, in the exercise of its functions, have access to the archives of the lower hierarchical bodies.

ARTICLE 14

Offices and special commissions

The offices are technical bodies that support the National Secretariat and operate under the direct dependence of the Secretary General.

Those responsible are members of the National Council and, if justified, the Secretary General may propose the replacement to the President.

Their managers will work in the central offices at least during a period of the day.

Provincial Secretariats may create offices or special commissions that will operate under the “ad hoc” regime, if necessary.

ARTICLE 15

Special commissions
 
The Special Commissions function as "ad-hoc" commissions, generally representing office holders in national bodies who are unable to perform permanent work in offices.
The Special Commissions will perform specific tasks, under the guidance of the National Secretary of the respective department.
In the exercise of their functions, they assist the various union departments, maintaining permanent contact with the Provincial Secretaries and the members of the National Council.
They draw up projects and / or plans, subject to the approval of the corresponding National Secretary.
Special Commissions are chaired by a Coordinator who in principle should be the administrative Secretary.

SECTION II

PROVINCIAL BODIES

ARTICLE 16
 
General meeting

The General Assembly is the highest organ of SINPROF in the province.

The General Assembly consists of the members of the Provincial Secretariat, the members of the Municipal Secretariats and five delegates (representatives) of Union Centers for each municipality.

The General Meeting is responsible for:

a) To elect the Provincial Council and the Provincial General Secretary;
b) Decide on disciplinary measures or complaints submitted to it;
c) Appreciate the proposals and opinions of the Fiscal Council and Provincial Discipline;

The Assembly meets regularly every three years and extraordinarily whenever necessary.

ARTICLE 17

Provincial Council
 
The Provincial Council is the provincial advisory and deliberative body, whose members are elected in the Provincial Assembly.
The Provincial Council is made up of members of Organs provincial bodies, the municipal General Secretaries and two members elected on a proposal from the outgoing Provincial Secretariat.

3- The presidency of the Bureau of the Provincial Council is elected from among its members, before the beginning of the work.

4- The Presidency of the Bureau of the Provincial Council is made up of a President, a Vice-President and a Secretary.

5- Due to inherent functions, the Provincial General Secretary is the President of the Provincial Council, the Coordinator of the Fiscal and Discipline Council is the vice-president and the Secretary of the Fiscal and Disciplinary Council is the Secretary of the Provincial Council.

6- The Provincial Council meets ordinarily once a semester and extraordinarily whenever necessary.

7- The Provincial Council is responsible for:

a) Elect the Provincial Secretariat;
b) Decide on matters of great importance, namely declaration or suspension of possible provincial or sectoral strike states;
c) Discuss and vote on the Provincial Secretariat's annual balance sheet report.

ARTICLE 18

Provincial Secretariat
 
The Provincial Secretariat is the permanent executive body and its constitution is as follows:
a) Executive Secretariat: Provincial General Secretary, Administrative and Financial Secretary, Secretary for Education and Training, Secretary for Women's Affairs.
b) By the Municipal General Secretaries;
c) By the Supervisory and Disciplinary Board.

It is incumbent upon the Provincial Secretariat, in business matters, to assist the Executive Secretariat, with a member of the Fiscal and Disciplinary Council, and three Municipal General Secretaries;
The Provincial Secretariat meets regularly once a month, and extraordinarily whenever necessary.

ARTICLE 19

General secretary

The Provincial Secretary General is the Chairman of the Board of the General Assembly.

The Provincial General Secretary is responsible for:
a) Administer and manage the assets of the Provincial Secretariat.
b) Represent the Provincial Secretariat in the National Council of SINPROF.
c) Represent the Secretariat in the provincial sovereign bodies;
d) Give mandatory character to all service directives issued by you;
e) To preside over the meetings of the Secretariat, the Council and the Provincial Assemblies.

ARTICLE 20

Administrative Secretary

The Administrative Secretary is the rapporteur of the Board of the General Meeting of Shareholders.
The Administrative Secretary is responsible for:
 
a) Be a spokesperson for the Provincial Secretariat to the affiliates;
b) Substitute the Secretary General in his absence or impediment;
c) Organize and ensure the maintenance of the expedient and statistics;
d) Render accounts once a month to the Secretary General;
e) Inventory the issues of non-teaching workers;
f) Organize and update the provincial library, with union literature;
g) Disclose to the employer, irregularities concerning the classification of salary groups, as well as other anomalies.
h) To be responsible for the financial administration of the Provincial Secretariat.
i) Coordinate the maintenance of the accounting and treasury of the Provincial Secretariat;
j) Control deposit receipts referring to monthly contributions by municipality, in a bank account of the Provincial Secretariat, opened with three signatures;
k) Send a report every two months to the Secretary General and the Audit Committee;
l) Prepare the draft annual budget for the Provincial Secretariat, and submit it for approval by the Provincial General Secretary;
m) Inform the Executive Secretariat, when requested, about the possibility of financial support for the performance of any activity, or other assistance to be provided to members;
a) Propose the availability of funds to support the functioning of the Municipal Secretariats, in the manner to be agreed;
b) Proceed to the payment of salaries and allowances to permanent provincial staff and under the “part time” regime;
c) Proceed with the monthly transfer of the percentage contribution agreed to the National Secretariat.
 
ARTICLE 21

Secretary for Education and Training

The Secretary for Education and Training is the rapporteur for the Bureau of the General Assembly.
The Secretary for Education and Training is responsible for:

a) Coordinate intellectual activity, in the different areas of activity;
b) Identify and select the holders deserving of stimulus, overcoming and training, taking into account the good services for the Union;
c) Present to the National Secretariat, with the approval of the Provincial Fiscal and Disciplinary Board and the Provincial General Secretary, proposals in the area of training;
d) Draw up semiannual activity plans for provincial implementation within the scope of the implementation of cultural and sports activities;
e) Coordinate the team for the preparation of proposals for preliminary projects to be sent to the National Secretariat.

ARTICLE 22

Secretary for the Promotion and Development of Women

The Secretary for Women's Affairs in the province is responsible for coordinating activities aimed at promoting working, union and professional women.
Intervene with the employer on the need to:

a) Propose the creation of daycare centers for the children of working mothers;
b) Promote activities that make the employer aware of the need for medical and medication assistance, as well as the reduction of the working mother's working time;
c) Propose to the Department of Education and Training, themes addressed to Women, in the various professional training projects;
d) Demand female representation at all local SINPROF events and bodies;
e) To frame activities at the level of the Provincial Secretariat that aim at the statistical control of women workers and unionized women;
f) Promote activities that favor exchanges between women from other unions;
g) Develop an activity plan for women in the short and medium term;
h) Promote debates on different topics related to equal opportunities, combating sexual harassment and violence;
i) Guide the Municipal Secretariats to provide data on the strengthening of the national women's council.

SECTION III

MUNICIPAL ORGANS

ARTICLE 23

city Council

The Municipal Assembly is the highest body of SINPROF in the municipality.
The Municipal Assembly is constituted by the members of the Municipal Council, a representative of each commune and a representative of each union nucleus.
The Municipal Assembly meets regularly once a year and extraordinarily whenever necessary.
The chairman of the board of the Municipal Assembly is constituted by a President who is the Municipal General Secretary and is assisted by the Coordinator and Secretary both of the CFD.

Urges the Municipal Assembly:
a) Elect the Municipal Council and the Municipal General Secretary;
b) Verdict the appeals submitted to it.

ARTICLE 24

Provincial Council

The Municipal Council is the deliberative organ of SINPROF in the municipality.
The Municipal Council is constituted by the Municipal Secretariat, by the Fiscal and Disciplinary Council and by a Secretary or representative of each commune.

The Municipal Council is responsible for:
a) Proceed to the election of the Municipal Secretariat and the Municipal Fiscal and Disciplinary Council;
b) Verdict the appeals submitted to it.
 
ARTICLE 25

Municipal Secretariat

1- The Municipal Secretariat is the municipal executive body and is constituted as follows: Municipal General Secretary, Pedagogical Secretary, Administrative and Financial Secretary and Pedagogical Secretary.

OBS: The structures of Organs union bodies hierarchically inferior to Organs municipal bodies, are subject to the guidelines of the structures of Organs municipal bodies, and for this purpose, their activities must be planned by the corresponding Municipal Secretariat, in accordance with the local reality and the statutes of SINPROF.

2nd CONGRESS IN LUANDA, ON OCTOBER 25, 2003

THE PRESIDENT OF SINPROF



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MIGUEL J. M. FILHO


LUANDA, RUA DA MISSÃO Nº 71, 4º FLOOR APTº 407, PHONE: 244 02 37 17 80, CELLPHONE: 092 500 805, E-MAIL: sinprof@angonet.org