EU Sources - Bargaining for journalists - October 31, 2017

The International Federation of Journalists published the results of a survey with several European respondents. Strong unions, supported by proper and implemented legislation and rights to collective bargaining are of great importance for journalists to secure fair and decent working conditions. There are still complications to overcome in order to achieve decent working conditions, such as a lack of collective bargaining and social rights, low wages and the denial of rights for freelancers. Respondents emphasise the advantages of union membership and collective action, when trying to overcome these challenges. The IFJ calls for a global commitment to respect the rights and freedom of association, collective bargaining and fair working conditions. It is necessary to ensure independent journalism and press freedom.

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