Netherlands - Photojournalists win lawsuit over 50% pay increase - November 30, 2019

On 1 November two freelance photojournalists won a lawsuit against DPG Media (formerly De Persgroep). The court rule stated that the rates DPG pays are not fair. The judge ordered to increase the rates by 50% (to 0.21 cents per word and €65 per photo) respectively. DPG Media therefore has to pay these two freelancers extra for work they did in 2018. The Dutch Association of Journalists and the Dutch Association of Photojournalists have supported the journalists in this lawsuit. The European Federation of Journalists applauded the courage and persistence of the photojournalists, particularly as this court ruling will have an impact beyond the borders of the Netherlands.

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