On 11 May 2017, the International Federation of Musicians (FIM), which represents professional musicians and their trade unions in more than 60 countries, awarded the newly created FIM Airline of Choice award to Air Canada. The ceremony took place during the opening evening of the 4th FIM International Orchestra Conference hosted in Montreal by the Quebec Musicians Guild (GMMQ – local 406 of the AFM).
FIM and its member unions have been campaigning for several years with the aim of improving airlines’ policies so that musicians traveling with their instrument are treated fairly and are fully informed about regulations governing the transportation of musical instruments. Read more
The International Federation of Musicians (FIM) is deeply concerned about the imprisonment of Iranian artists Mehdi Rajabian (musician) and Hossein Rajabian (filmmaker), who were jointly sentenced to six years in prison and fined IRR 2 billion (about USD 66,650) each for “insulting the sacred” and “propaganda against the state” through the production and promotion of underground music. Iranian musician Yousef Emadi was sentenced in the same case but remains at liberty.
The Rajabian brothers were imprisoned on 5 June 2016. They began their second hunger strike on 28 October 2016. Read more
With the global economic crisis still hitting working people hard in every part of the world, trade unions around the world will once again organise mobilisations, events and activities on October 7 to demand decent jobs and full respect for workers’ rights.
We look forward to your full and active participation in the World Day for Decent Work this year, and to receiving the information on your activities, before, during and immediately after they take place. Read more