more than six years of on-going negotiations between the German newspaper
publishers and the journalists unions over common rules of payment for
freelancers, an agreement was finally reached.
agreed new rules will give freelancers equitable remuneration that is compliant
with the German legislation on authors' rights contract. The new rules will come
into force on 1 February once they are adopted by the boards of both unions and
However, an agreement between
publishers and the journalists unions DJV and ver.di on fair remuneration for
photojournalists has not been reached. An on-going negotiation is still taking
place among the dispute parties.
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