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UNI MEI Global Union

Identification number in the register: 82864476764-79
Registration date: 22/09/2011 18:58:14

The information on this entity was last modified on: 09/09/2014 09:33:08
The date of the last annual update was: 09/09/2014 09:33:08

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

UNI MEI Global Union


association de fait

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations

Trade unions

    Contact details

Rue de Joseph II, 40
Brussels 1000

(+322) 2345652

(+322) 2350870

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Oliver Roethig

Regional Secretary, UNI Europa

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Johannes Studinger

Head of UNI MEI

    Goals / remit

UNI MEI Global Union affiliates over 160 unions & guilds in more than 70 countries world wide representing over 375 000 creators, technicians and other workers in the media, entertainments and arts. In Europe, UNI MEI has 70 member organisations throughout the EU and other European countries.

The UNI MEI Secretariat based in Brussels serves as a point of contact for its affiliates and the members they represent in the increasingly internationalised creative industries. It is a clearing house for information useful to them, particularly that regarding binational or multinational productions, or movement of workers across national borders. It is concerned with issues ranging from ownership structural evolution, trade policy and technological change to copyright and neighbouring rights, piracy and censorship. It acts to exchange information about collective agreements, legal standards and practices.

UNI MEI Global Union represents the common positions of the categories it represents at an international level vis-à-vis employers and their associations and inter-governmental organisations, such as the EU Institutions.

The priorities of UNI MEI set by its General Assembly are:

To build strategic union power through implementation of strategic campaigns to ensure trade union rights and decent work in global and regional media and entertainment companies. We work towards a global framework agreement with global and regional media and entertainment companies.

To grow unions and give a global dimension to trade union recruitment. We will give priority to organising campaigns assisting unions through organising projects and solidarity initiatives to win union access, recognition and agreements.

To raise employment standards by

• Extending the reach of collective representation and bargaining to all workers in the sector;
• Campaigning for sustainable funding of public service broadcasting, film, live performance as well as fine arts in order to ensure the quality of employment and of programming in a changing technological environment;
• Defending intellectual property rights and efficient, transparent collective management of rights;
• Developing further the cooperation among affiliates with respect to working conditions with focus on equal opportunities, health and safety and training and
• Building regional and global campaigns directed at companies and industry associations and within social dialogue on those issues to work towards better common standards.

To make effective social dialogue a reality in more companies and countries and at sector level.

To represent and make the voice of affiliates heard in regional and international policy making bodies affecting the sector with focus on ASEAN, EU, MERCOSUR and WIPO in order to establish coherent and inclusive audiovisual and cultural policies that favour growth and good & sustainable jobs in our industries, to improve the protection of intellectual property rights and remuneration of creators, to work towards sound state aid rules in broadcasting and film, and to defend the status of workers and their right to freedom of association.



UNI MEI Global Union has issued and represented positions towards the EU Institutions on

a) European Commission Green Paper on the online distribution of audiovisual works in the European Union;

b) The European Parliament report on the above mentioned Green Paper;

c) The EU Orphan Works Directive;

d) the proposed EU Directive on Collective Management of Rights Organisations and

e) the Vitorino report on private copy levies.

UNI MEI has undertaken consultations with representatives of the EU Commission and the European Parliament in the areas of intellectual property, audiovisual and cultural policies as well as social affairs.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Richard Polacek 14/10/2014 10/10/2015
Johannes Studinger 26/08/2014 21/08/2015

    Fields of interest

  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Competition
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights

    Membership and affiliation

- Sector organisation of UNI Global Union

- Member of the International Arts and Entertainment Alliance (IAEA) and its European Regional organisation, the European Arts and Entertainment Alliance, EAEA

- The IAEA is a member of the International Trade Union Confederation, ITUC

- The EAEA is a member of the European Trade Union Confederation, ETUC

    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

10,000 €

0 €

285,000 €

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.