Picture of the day
Staff from the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) joined a large crowd outside the Greek Embassy in Brussels on Friday morning, 14 June, for a Solidarity Protest condemning the closure of Greek public broadcaster ERT, supporting the staff who were sacked, and calling for the Greek government to reverse its decision and put the broadcaster back on air.
The lifeblood of a trade union is the active participation of its members. The power of a trade union grows from how representative it is. Therefore, the first task for union members in a particular workplace is to organise a recruitment campaign that targets every single journalist who is eligible to join.
The European Federation of Journalists and its members have been carrying out several activities in the past years to exchange good practices and to develop strategies for union recruitment, targetting specifically young journalists, female journalists and online journalists.
For more information, click on the links below.
Organising Journalists: Budapest 2008 (.ppt)
Recruitment Ideas for EFJ Member Unions: Budapest 2008
The Recruitment Challenge: Conclusions of Budapest Seminar 2008
Recruiting in Central and Eastern Europe: Conclusions of Belgrade Seminar 2009