Without social justice and fairness at work it is impossible to talk of editorial independence or media freedom.
The IFJ works with its affiliates and the global trade union movement on campaigns, projects, training and advocacy for freedom of association, rights to collective bargaining, winning better working conditions and extending social justice and professional rights.
In the face of unprecedented challenges brought about by economic crises and technological change, strong journalists’ unions remain the best defence of journalists’ professional and social rights.
The message is clear – whether in new or traditional, mainstream or alternative, public service or privately-owned, whether employed or freelance, whether younger or older, male or female, union action, collective bargaining and standing together makes a difference.
The IFJ works with its affiliates to secure
- Freedom of Association
- Collective bargaining rights
- Protection for workers and unions
- International solidarity
- Fair working conditions
- Equality for all
- Social justice and democratic rights