France: “Pigiste” journalists have not been forgotten!

French “pigiste” journalists - journalists paid a monthly retainer and additional fees for each job - have won new protections thanks to the work of the country's unions.

After several weeks of negotiations between the French government and IFJ-affiliated journalists' unions (SNJ, SNJ-CGT, CFDT-Journalistes), a decree to financially support those who lose part of their work was published on Friday, April 17. The decree sets out the conditions in each company for pigistes - often the most isolated and precarious workers - to receive assistance.

A joint statement was signed by around 30 French organisations, unions, collectives and associations of journalists, including the IFJ.

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