The Sindicato de Periodistas de Paraguay (SPP), a journalist union affiliate of the IFJ, has called for a protest tomorrow in the capital, Asunción, to demand the re-opening of collective bargaining and achieve a living wage for journalists in the Latin American country.
Through the protest, SPP has asked for the improvement of working conditions for the media sector, the end of layoffs and the end of brake policy cuts implemented by the employer in the absence of public regulation.
IFJ President, Anthony Bellanger, said, "We stand in full solidarity with the SPP and their just demand for a fair salary for all. The rights to collective bargaining and a fair salary are fundamental and vital for supporting independent journalism, freedom of expression and social justice. The global community of journalists stands with the SPP."
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