The International Labour Organization (ILO) has recently published a very interesting report about employment conditions in the cultural and media sectors throughout 16 countries over 4 different world regions.
According to the report, there are nearly 30 million culture and media workers globally, and their work makes a very significant contribution to the social and economic development of their respective countries. These numbers include contracts for freelancers, self-employed and part-time workers that offer musicians, actors, dancers, journalists, screenwriters, technicians and visual artists, independence and flexibility but imply that there is a lack of collective bargaining capacity and low access to basic social protection.
The ILO study not only provides information related to the challenges and opportunities that these workers face. It is also offers concrete guidance as to the measures needed to ensure that creative workers can actually adapt to the work of the future in the light of technological development.
If you are interested in learning more about the study, please check the following link.