Newsletter Editorial

We are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the World Day for Decent Work on 7 October. As trade unionists, defending decent work is the minimum that we can offer to our members. This is also what ILO is asking for in Geneva, where the IFJ regularly goes to defend the interests of journalists and media workers.

Fair pay, workplace safety, social protection for families, freedom to express your demands, freedom to organise and participate in decision making and equal opportunities and treatment for women and men are all rights that must be at the centre of our concerns throughout the year. 

Let’s mobilise on October 7 and call on our employers and governments to prioritise decent work. The free press and the fate of our colleagues around the world depend on it. 

Anthony Bellanger

IFJ General Secretary


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