Building and strengthening our unions has been at the core of our work in the sub- regions. The working environment remains hostile as our unions continue to mobilise their members to grapple with meagre salaries and appalling working conditions. Thus the unions are still building up te the many challenges. by focusing on working conditions of journalists and, collective bargaining agreements as a way of ensuring their members' labour rights. Helping unions organise and recruit more journalists with an emphasis on special campaigns aimed at the young and women journalists should be the main focus. In order to attract journalists, FAJ unions should be advised on how to campaign for decent employment rights and employment protection.