The UJF has nearly 15 000 members who work for the print media, broadcasting, publishing and new communications media.
In the interests of journalists
- The UJF is an independent trade union that negotiates collective bargaining agreements. It works to further the financial, social and professional standing of its members, both salaried and freelancers. The union does not belong to but cooperates with trade union confederations.
In the interests of journalism
- Crucial areas of the union’s work include safeguarding professional ethical standards and copyrights. The union actively influences the development of communications policy and champions the principles and exercise of freedom of expression.
The UJF is an equality union. The number of women members surpassed that of men as long ago as 1998. By 2017, 57 percent of union members were women. Women also account for over 70 percent of student members.