After 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.

The 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.

The translated text in English can be downloaded here: Jointremunerationforfreelancesgermany.pdf