Global Unions

International Arts and Entertainment Alliance (IAEA)

24 April 2008: This Global Union Federation comprising FIM, FIA and UNI-MEI is a truly independent and representative body, recognised by ITUC and, with respect to its European activities, by ETUC. Recent activities have included workshops in Latin America through the regional coordination of IAEA (CREA) to promote the rights of workers in film production. Alliance members are recognised by WIPO, UNESCO and the ILO and the Council of Europe and the European Union. Additionally, FIM holds observer status with the International Organisation of the Francophonie.

The International Federation of Actors (FIA) was set up in 1952 by the French performers’ union and its sister organisation in the UK and currently represents more than 100 performers’ unions, guilds and professional associations in over 75 countries.

The International Federation of Musicians (FIM), founded in 1948, is the only international organisation representing musicians worldwide. It has member unions in over 70 countries.

UNI-MEI, the media and entertainment section of Union Network International represents broadcasting workers, film and theatre technicians and staff, specific creative and professional groups (writers, screenwriters, directors, visual artists), other arts and entertainment workers, as well as workers in sports and a variety of related groups.