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VIII - Right to paceful meeting, association and to form a trade union

1. a) All city inhabitants have the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association, which includes the right of individuals to associate together and the right to form and join a trade union for the protection of their interests. 

b) No one may be compelled to join an association or a trade union. 
 
2. The city ensures that its inhabitants have the right to assemble together and meet peacefully. This right may be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary for the protection of public safety, order, health or morals, or for the protection of others’ rights and freedoms. 
 
The city ensures that its inhabitants have the right to form and join or not to join a trade union, without discrimination. It contributes to the full enjoyment of labor rights by its inhabitants.
 
3. City inhabitants, particularly those who employ others, respect everyone’s right of peaceful assembly, association and to join a trade union, as well as the labor rights of workers.
 
Suggested plan of action:
 
a) Encourage and assist in the creation and the development of associations.
b) Withdrawal of any legal or administrative obstacles to the setting up of associations and trade unions which are respectful of democratic values and human rights.
c) Facilitate the exchange of information among associations and unions and take the necessary measures to develop meeting places to this end, including the organization of public association forums.
d) Encourage consultation and public meetings with local associations and unions in the field of public policies.
e) Supervise and guarantee the fulfillment of workers rights in all works and services deriving from the city.