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07 October 2022

To mark World Day for Decent Work (WDDW) on 7 October the International Federation of journalists (IFJ), the world’s largest organisation of journalists, is joining the International Trade Union Confederation’s call for wage justice. The IFJ demands media organisations restore decent wages in journalism and stop anti-union practices.

 

Across the world the federation has witnessed a deteriorating situation for journalists and media workers with the weakening of labour laws, a growing insecurity in the workplace, more precarious working conditions and the undermining of rights to bargain collectively as a result of many media organisations’ anti-Union strategies.

 

The covid pandemic badly hit the media industry with many publications, programmes and online media closing down, leaving thousands of journalists unemployed.

 

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