Welcome to the Web Site of the Trade Union of Croatian Journalists (TUCJ)
TRADE UNION OF CROATIAN JOURNALISTS (TUCJ) was founded on May 19, 1990 with a goal to protect basic labor, social and professional rights of journalists. All the journalists and media staff in a media company are eligible for TUCJ membership, as well as freelance and retired journalists. Among others, TUCJ payes lawyers who defend TUCJ members in labor court cases vs. employers. Till 2005 TUCJ had organized chapels in 63 media comapnies. In most other media companies TUCJ has individual memebers- in total TUCJ has about 3000 members.
TUCJ signed collective agreements in eight major and two local media companies. In May 2003 TUCJ started collective negotiations with associations of media employers over Draft Collectice Agreement for Journalists and Media Staff in Croatia. With this national level agreement TUCJ intends to protect journalists and media staff in smaller local media, as well as basic rights of permanent freelance collaborators in the media.
The first TUCJ President was Kruno Sabolic (1990-1991), 2nd was Stope Jolic (1991-1996), 3rd was Dragutin Lucic (1996-1999), 4th was Jasmina Popovic (2000-2006), 5th was Katja Kusec (2006-2007), 6th was Gabrijela Galic (2007-2011), and since May 2011 TUCJ president is Anton Filic.
On November 8, 1992, the Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA) and the Trade Union of Croatian Journalists (TUCJ) became associate members of teh International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). On January 1, 1995 CJA and TUCJ became full members of the IFJ.
TRADE UNION OF CROATIAN JUORNALISTS (TUCJ)