Our new Board Member!

Christoph Krachten takes up work as a member of the board of FairTube e.V. He thus succeeds the co-founder Jörg Sprave. Christoph Krachten has been “involved in most of the important developments in the German influencer scene”, according to the Süddeutsche Zeitung. He co-founded the first German YouTube network “Mediakraft,” organized “VideoDays” (the largest European …

FairTube e.V. launch and important video!

IG Metall and YouTubers Union had agreed to cooperate in July 2019 in order to unite platform workers across national borders and thus sustainably improve working conditions on internet platforms such as YouTube. The joint venture called FairTube was started as a campaign for better working conditions on YouTube. The informal cooperation is now taking …

The German Federal Labor Court decided: crowdworkers can be employees

The German Federal Labor Court decided: crowdworkers can be employees For the first time ever, the Federal Labor Court of Germany decided on a lawsuit from a platform employee who had claimed to be an employee – and not self-employed. The Ninth Senate of the Federal Labor Court decided that the plaintiff was actually in …

Announcing FairTube e.V.

Announcing FairTube e.V. FairTube e.V. is a new not-for-profit organization that welcomes members and partners from all over the world that share our goals and values. This organization is the evolution of the FairTube Campaign, a joint initiative between the YouTubers Union and IG Metall, the trade union in the German manufacturing sector. The goal …

In solidarity with content moderators

In solidarity with content moderators Content moderation and content creation make each other possible. Without content moderation on YouTube, it would be much harder for Creators to make a living as Creators, because the platform would be overrun with content that would drive advertisers (and probably viewers) away. But as the quantity of content on …

EU Commission to address working conditions for platform workers

EU Commission to address working conditions for platform workers In the 1 December 2019 Mission Letter from European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit, President von der Leyen wrote: Dignified, transparent and predictable working conditions are essential to our economic model. I want you to …