Thursday, February 10, 2011

Freelancers Stand Up to Get Unpaid Salary when Magazine Going Out

The world-renowned fashion magazine, “Harper’s Bazaar,” ended its publication of Japanese edition in December. Writers, editors and page designers who were involved in publishing the magazine have not been paid. The company refused to hold collective bargaining sessions with “Shuppan Nets,” a labor union for freelancers. The Shuppan Nets filed a complaint at Tokyo Metropolitan Labor Council for unfair labor practice and held a press conference at the Labor Ministry on Jan. 27 (see photo). “I worked as a freelance writer for more than 10 years, and I was proud of my work, but I feel sad that things of such nature happened. I am confused,” a writer said. (By TA)

出版ネッツ: フリーランスが雑誌休刊による代金未払いに立ち上がる

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