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The European Region of the Media, Entertainment & Arts sector of Union Global Union (UNI MEI), represents over 70 unions and guilds in the media, entertainment and arts sector in Europe. The membership of its affiliates includes technicians, screenwriters, film directors and other workers in broadcasting, cinema, theatre as well as in visual arts.
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50/50 by 2020 – Are we there & what is next?

Friday 4 December 2020

Perspectives for gender equality in the European Audiovisual sector beyond 2020 An online event – Friday 11 December from 11:00 till 13:00 To register, click here. The campaign ‘50/50 by 2020’ was launched by the Swedish Film Institute at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016. Highlighting the still blatant underrepresentation of women in front and…

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Proposed dismissal of the General Director of RTV SLO sparks concerns over independence of the Slovenian public broadcaster

Wednesday 28 October 2020

In statement released today, the global community of media and entertainment unions affiliated to UNI Global Union expresses its concern with the latest developments at RTV SLO and the proposal to dismiss its General Director, Igor Kadunc. The proponents claim that Kadunc significantly weakened and financially depleted the broadcaster. After the legislative initiative by the…

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Covid 19: outlook for the Live Performance sector and measures needed

Wednesday 14 October 2020

The pandemic and lockdown have had major consequences in the Live Performance sector, as venues have been forced to fully close down and tours have been cancelled. This has had a huge impact on the economic stability of the sector as a whole, but also on individual workers, many of whom are freelance and self-employed,…

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EURO-MEI, FIA, FIM and EFJ launch publication on organising freelancers in the Media, Arts and Entertainment Sector

Monday 13 July 2020

The media, arts and entertainment sector is characterised by a high rate of freelance, self-employed or otherwise “atypical” workers, who are difficult to organise for trade unions. Drawing on the key findings of a two-year EU-funded project, four trade union federations EURO-MEI, FIA, FIM and EFJ publish today a handbook on Trade Union Organising in…

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