ILO | COVID-19 and the media and culture sector

ILO brief on the impact of covid-19

This ILO brief highlights the impact of COVID-19 on the media and culture sector, hit hard by unemployment and closed productions.

It analyses how the sector’s diversity in terms of contract types and occupations creates challenges in accessing social protection, safety and health, and economic relief programmes.

The brief also offers policy options, drawing from countries’ examples and initiatives from workers’ and employers’ organizations, to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic on the sector.

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Bogota | FIM Latin America Regional Workshop

Group photo of the Bogota regional seminar, Nov. 2018The Declaration on Gender Equity in Musicians’ Unions, drafted by women union leaders on 1st November 2018 in Montevideo, was unanimously adopted by Latin American union leaders in Bogota.

By Ananay Aguilar

On 27–29 November 2018, FIM held a regional workshop in Bogota in the framework of a project funded by Swedish organisation Union To Union, with support from the Swedish Musicians’ Union SMF. The event brought together representatives from Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Uruguay.

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Europe | Unionizing so-called “atypical” workers

Rotterdam forum on the unionisation of atypical workers

Forum on unionization of atypical workers in the media and entertainment sectors (Rotterdam, 30–31 October 2018)

On 30 and 31 October 2018 in Rotterdam, FIM, FIA, UNI-MEI and EFJ held a forum devoted to unionization of so-called “atypical” workers attended by some fifty union representatives from Europe. The term “atypical” is today in current use and refers to the working relationship of professionals who, in our trades, are generally called “freelance”. The precariousness which characterizes these forms of work results in particular from European rules in the field of competition law.

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