Journalists and media workers organized in strong and active unions are better paid, have better terms and conditions and better social protections.

The threats to journalists’ working conditions – precarious work, job cuts, low pay, long hours and political and commercial pressures - are abundant.

But the message is clear - whether in digital or traditional media, mainstream or alternative, public service or privately-owned, whether employed or freelance, younger or older, male or female - union action, collective bargaining and professional solidarity make a difference.