The General Union of Algerian Workers has launched extensive and audited investigations into the accounts and properties of the largest syndicate in the country that will be subject to detailed inventory by a special committee across all provincial unions.
The renewal of any provincial union and its structures will be conditional on the report of the Accounts and Property Inventory Committee, which will shed light on the way through which the Central Syndicate was managed during the era of the corrupt official Sidi Said.
In the context, sources from the central syndicate involved in the file told Echorouk that the leadership of the General Union of Algerian Workers has approved a road map for the renewal of local structures at the federal level, based on scrutiny and investigation of any ambiguous file, before agreeing to the renewal process.
Accordingly, Echorouk sources added that an audit, investigation and monitoring committee will move to the provinces concerned with the renewal of structures, including an expert appointed by the leadership of the organization, in addition to members of the Finance Committee of the National Executive Committee of the Central Union, which is the highest body in the syndicate.
The committee will make a detailed inventory of the federation’s properties, including cars, shops, housing, halls, etc., in addition to the details of financial accounts and transactions for provincial syndicates and federations, and provide a detailed report of their management.
Echorouk sources confirmed that the files that will include financial gaps or the disappearance of cars or real estate including shops, housing and halls, will be referred to justice directly, as happened with four provinces recently, which are, the capital Algiers, Medea, Skikda and Annaba.
The conference for the renewal of structures, whether they are provincial or federal, will not take place until after submitting the detailed report of the property inventory and financial accounts to the authority concerned with the renewal, and in case of recording gaps or deficiencies, the file will be referred directly to the judicial authorities for consideration.
Concerning the assignment of the properties of the General Union of Algerian Workers, the same sources stated that the organization’s leadership stipulated that the request must be considered by the State Executive Committee and the latter referred it to the National Executive Committee for consideration and issued its decision to reject or approve after an evaluation of the request.
This step came by the Union’s Central Command, after recording the disappearance of DZD 7 billion and 12 vehicles and the seizure of a house belonging to it during the era of Sidi Said, distributed between the provinces of Algeria, Medea, Skikda and Annaba, which was indicated by Echorouk in previous editions, and 4 lawsuits were filed in the four provinces’ courts.
In another context, the syndicates of the Wilaya of Ouargla, southern Algeria, (the branches of the syndicate and the provincial union) announced their support for the leadership of the General Union of Algerian Workers against what it described as attempts to destabilize the oil and gas bases.
A statement of the local federations of the region of Ouargla, Tougour and Hassi Messaoud, which copy is available to Echorouk, stated that (unnamed) parties are working to demolish the stability of the oil bases that are the backbone of the national economy and try to play on the reprehensible regional chord, and confirmed that the branches and unions support the leadership of the organization and the Secretary-General against these attempts.