European Federation of Journalists

Workshop: Collective bargaining for atypical workers, 8-9 September 2015 Dublin

In the framework of the project “Reaching out to atypical workers” funded by the European Commission, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) together with its affiliate, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), in Ireland will organise a workshop on “Collective bargaining for atypcial workers” on 8 & 9 September in Dublin

Workshop discussion summary

EFJ calls for stronger rights for freelance workers


The workshop is part of the joint project with partners FIA, UNI-MEI and FIM to address the challenges facing by unions in the sector to represent freelance workers and defend their rights. Key issues include:

  1. Collective bargaining for atypical workers in the media and cultural sector ; state of play , trends and approaches
  2. Collective bargaining and competition law: Are fundamental social rights under threat?
  3. Protecting fundamental social and labour rights under EU law
  4. Meeting the challenges for the future


Speeches and presentations of speakers are available upon request. Please contact Yuk Lan Wong (


List of participants

Background information

You can read more about the issues concerning collective bargaining for atypical workers including the legal frameworks and national cases in the concept note and discussion paper prepared by the project consultant Pascale Charhon.

  1. Executive summary of concept note
  2. Discussion note


Practical Information

Please notes that there are several Jurys Inn hotels in Dublin. Please specify Jurys Inn Dublin Custom House when you take any transport.

Workshop Venue

The workshop will be held in the hotel Jurys Inn Dublin Custom House (Address: 1 Custom House Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland Phone: +353 1 854 1500)


Participants will be staying at the same hotel where the workshop will be held (Jurys Inn Dublin Custom House). Guests whose participation cost covered by the project will not need to pay for the hotel costs. Your accommodation has already been paid by the organiser.

How to get to the hotel Jurys Inn Dublin Custom House? Bus 747

There are regular buses from Dublin airport to the city centre which takes 20 minutes. Guests can take bus 747 that comes every 15 minutes.The 747 bus stop from the airport is situated outside of the Clarion hotel which is 5-minute away from the arrival gate. The stop you need to get off the bus stop called Guild Street Jurys Hotel. From there, you have to walk for about 3 minutes to reach the Jurys Inn Dublin Custom House. You can find out the timetable and the price of the bus ticket here. See the direction from the google map indicated below.

Google map direction

Dinner and lunch

The organiser will cover one dinner on 8 September and one lunch as well as coffee breaks during the workshop.



Participants must provide the original invoices, receipts, boarding passes and training tickets in order to get reimbursed. Taxi fare will not be reimbursed.


For more information about the workshop, please contact

Yuk Lan Wong, EFJ prolicy and project officer
E-mail:; Tel.:+32 2 2352 226