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

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

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 the Media, Arts and Entertainment Sector.

The project was led by UNI Europa – Media, Entertainment & Arts (EURO-MEI), the International Federation of Actors (FIA), the International Federation of Musicians (FIM), and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ). The project involved nine national-level trade unions, who volunteered to participate in the project; as well as three project trainers, who each engaged with three unions by visiting them in their national context and offering training, experience and feedback.

The publication draws directly on the experience of the national trade unions active in this project and the lessons they have learned in this process. It also describes how trainers approached the organising challenge in different national unions and contexts and how the participating unions have implemented or renewed their organising strategies towards freelancers and self-employed workers.

The publication offers inspiration and ideas to the many unions and their pressing need to reach out and be able to represent the freelance, self-employed or otherwise atypical workers in the sector.

You can now download the handbook in English, French, German, Spanish and Polish.

Meetings & Events

2023

07

Feb

Online panel on diversity and inclusion in the European Audiovisual sector

Media, Entertainment & Arts

This roundtable is the first of four to be organised in the context of a project jointly implemented by the social partners in the European audiovisual sector and co-funded by the European Union

14

Feb

Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee Temporary Agency Work Working Group Meeting

Agency Workers

15

Feb

61st UNI Europa Management Committee

Schedule: 10:00-17:00
Online meeting (Zoom)