EFJ Adoptes the 'Vilnius Package'

BEST practice in national recruitment campaigns and in negotiation strategies, gender and freelance mainstreaming as well as the European Commission Green Paper on Labour Law were the main themes discussed at the “Let’s Organise” seminar, organised by the EFJ with the support of the European Commission and in cooperation with the Lithuanian Union of Journalist in Vilnius on 1-2 December.


At the outset an EFJ survey on recruitment and bargaining based on 22 responses by EFJ member unions was presented to give an overview about union membership criteria, membership profiles, recruitment campaigns and collective agreements. A heated debate followed on the question whether journalists working as spokespersons and in public relations are eligible for union membership. National member unions have different approaches on this issue. Further, the use of local agreements as a supplement to national agreements was discussed, and the need to find new strategies, when negotiations are blocked. Examples from the UK and from Finland regarding recruitment gave new impetus and ideas regarding organising membership to young journalists, freelances and other related categories.

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- DOWNLOAD THE MANUAL FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING (PDF)

- DOWNLOAD THE RECRUITMENT MANUAL FOR EFJ MEMBER UNIONS (PDF)

- DOWNLOAD THE SURVEY ON RECRUITMENT AND BARGAINING (PowerPoint)

- DOWNLOAD THE FINAL REPORT OF THE VILNIUS CONFERENCE (PDF)