German Newspapers Agree Equitable Fees for Freelancers


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

publishers' associations.

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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