The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is
partnering with WageIndicator,
a global wage survey that has measured wages of over 1,500 different
occupations and 400 industries in over 48 countries around the world to date,
to campaign for decent pay for journalists.
"Too many journalists face wage discrimination in the
workplace," said Aidan White, IFJ
General Secretary. "Wages of women and young journalists are particularly at
stake. Unions need to take action so that journalists' salaries are, for the
first time, assessed on a global scale."
In a letter addressed to its affiliates on 5th July, the IFJ called on all its members to participate in the global wage
survey to help national campaigns to raise awareness among journalists of their
rights to decent pay for their work and decent working conditions.
"By taking part in this initiative, journalists will
be able to enhance decent pay for their work by carrying out a salary check.
They can compare their current salaries with those of their peers, or those in
other occupations in the global labour market," explained White.
The global wage survey will measure, in particular,
journalists' average salary based on experience, salaries of young journalists
entering the profession and the gender pay gap in the profession. The analysed
data will be published in different languages and made accessible online. The
findings will serve as a wage indicator for journalists around the world.
"Journalists can also take a ‘decent work check' to
assess whether their working conditions are decent, based on international
standards and in accordance with the national law of the countries where they
work," added White.
"At a time when many journalists face salary cuts and
deteriorating working conditions, such information is particularly helpful in
salary and benefit negotiations," stressed White. "By making such information
available to the public, journalists are making the profession more transparent
The IFJ encourages its affiliates and journalists to
participate in the survey and make use of this information for effective
collective bargaining and promoting public trust in journalism.
To join the survey, please visit
your country's website on WageIndicator:
South Africa - Mywage.co.za
Southern Africa - Mywage.org
Southern Africa - Meusalario.org
Argentina - Elsalario.com.ar
Brasil - Meusalario.org.br
Chile - Tusalario.org/Chile
Colombia - Tusalario.org/Colombia
More Latin America: Tusalario.org
Mexico - Misalario.org
USA - Paywizard.org
Azerbaijan - Qazancim.az
China - WageIndicator.cn
India - Paycheck.in
Indonesia - Gajimu.com
Kazakhstan - Mojazarplata.kz
Korea - WageCheck.co.kr
Belarus - Mojazarplata.by
Belgium - Votresalaire.be/Loonwijzer.be
Czech republic Mujplat.cz
Denmark - Lontjek.dk
Finland - Palkkalaskuri.fi
France - Votresalaire.fr
Germany - Lohnspiegel.de
Hungary - Berbarometer.hu
Italy - Iltuosalario.it
Netherlands - Loonwijzer.nl
Poland - Twojezarobki.pl
Russia - Mojazarplata.ru
Slovakia - Mojplat.sk
Spain - Tusalario.es
Sweden - se.wageindicator.org
UK - Paywizard.co.uk
Ukrain - Mojazarplata.com.ua
Russian - Mojazarplata.com
For more information regarding the survey, please contact
Pamela Moriniere: +32 2 235 22 16.
represents over 600,000 journalists in 125 countries worldwide