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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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#Endprecariouswork – Decent Work and Equal Treatment for All

Wednesday 13 April 2016

In the EU, precarious work means a low level of certainty over job safety, poor individual control over work, and/ or little opportunity for training and career progression. A job can be precarious because the worker is unable to enforce employment rights, social insurance protection is absent, or health and safety is at risk. But…

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Constructive discussion with Commissioner Thyssen

Tuesday 26 January 2016

On 25 January, UNI Europa representatives, lead by Regional Secretary Oliver Roethig, met with Commissioner Marianne Thyssen to discuss recent developments in Europe concerning social affairs and employment. At the meeting, the UNI Europa representatives highlighted the challenges in the new world of work due to rapid technological changes. UNI Europa has been one of…

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Stop the censorship of public media in Poland. Stop the new media bill!

Monday 4 January 2016

The community of media and entertainment workers’ unions of UNI Global Union is protesting against the new media bill, which was rushed through the Polish Parliament last week. The hastily drafted new law is a blow to the independence of public media and contains censorship like provisions like the direct nomination of the leading position…

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Giving a human face to digitalisation & the future world of work

Thursday 29 October 2015

Digitalisation, a main driver of structural change in the media and entertainment industries is at the heart of the General Assembly of UNI MEI Global Union bringing together 140 unions and guilds in Lisbon Portugal. This change requires a redefinition of what a fair bargain for creators, technicians and all other workers means. In Lisbon,…

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dignity@work: online survey for professionals in film&TV and live performance

Tuesday 22 September 2015

Today we are launching an online survey, which is addressed to professionals in film & TV and live entertainment production and focusses on key concerns, such as working time, health and safety, and collective rights. The results of this survey will be included in the research report in the framework of our European project « dignity@work…

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