The EFJ has called for stronger rights for freelance workers and the need to enforce their fundamental rights to collective bargaining in national and European legislations.
The call came after a workshop hosted by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) on 8-9 September on Collective bargaining for atypical workers in the audio-visual and live performance sector.
The workshop was part of a capacity building project organised by the EFJ, the International Federation of Actors (FIA), the International Federation of Musicians (FIM) and UNI-MEl.
The workshop discussed various national cases where national competition law restrict the rights of atypical workers to collective bargaining.
Speaking at the workshop, Karen Curtis, the Deputy Director of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) re-affirmed the fundamental rights to collective bargaining and associations of freelance workers according to the international labour standards. Curtis reminded that national governments who rectify the ILO convention to ensure the full compliance of labour. (Author: EFJ)