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One-quarter of Russia's Public Chamber to consist of trade unionists in 2014

December 30, 2013, 11:41 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, December 30. /ITAR-TASS/. In the incoming year, a procedure for the formation of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation (PCRF) will change: almost one-fourth of it will consist of trade unionists. Respective amendments to the Law on PPCRF members are published by Rossiiskaya Gazeta on Monday.

Not less than a half of the president-approved 40 PCRF members must be representatives of non-commercial organizations set up for the presentation and upholding of the interests of sectoral trade union associations of citizens. A similar procedure applies to 43 PCRF members from all-Russia public associations in 14 areas of activity. In July, a law was passed, under which the PCRF must comprise 166 members, including 83 representatives of regional Public Chambers.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his annual Address to the Federal Assembly (parliament), pointed out that role of the PCRF had been growing, The PCRF "must become a platform for the expression of the interests of various professional and social groups, associations and unions. There must be more professionals proper". "I believe that representatives of these unions must make up not less than a half of the president-suggested PCRF members," the Head of State said.

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