Sex Worker Union to Host Panel at PornFilmFestival Berlin

Sex Worker Union to Host Panel at PornFilmFestival Berlin

BERLIN — The Sex Worker Section of Germany's Free Workers' Union (FAU) Berlin will host a panel discussion on Oct. 29 as a part of this year's PornFilmFestival Berlin, focusing on common problems porn performers face in both mainstream industry and indie content.

The union will begin investigating possible strategies for porn performers wishing to organize, a rep said.

FAU Berlin describes itself as “an anarcho-syndicalist trade union in which workers from many different fields and industries collaborate for better working conditions for all.”

The Sex Worker Section’s mission is to “fight for the rights of sex workers — in their workplaces, but also on platforms and among freelancers. Our goal is a safer, fairer, and less stigmatized world for sex workers in Berlin."

Questions to be discussed at the panel will include: How do the broad changes in the adult business shift the dynamics between performers and their work environment? How are performers affected by society's systemic and often material forms of injustice (online censorship, bank discrimination, racism and other systemic oppressions)? What power do performers have in an often precarious and rapidly-changing gig economy? What insights can the organization of porn artists also offer to traditional models of trade unionizing? 

After a brief introduction to the Sex Worker Section as a trade union, the conversation will “go into detail on these workplace issues, while also providing ideas on dealing with them and working towards greater performer empowerment,” the rep said. There will also be a Q&A and time for discussion.

The event is open to all, the venue is wheelchair-accessible and a donation is suggested for admission. The panel will be in English, but German whisper translation may be available.

The panel will take place at SO36, Oranienstr. 190, on Oct. 29. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the discussion will take place from 5-8 p.m.

For more information, email

Copyright © 2024 Adnet Media. All Rights Reserved. XBIZ is a trademark of Adnet Media.
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission is prohibited.

More News

BongaCams Returns as Presenting Sponsor of XBIZ Amsterdam

European webcam platform BongaCams has signed on as the exclusive presenting sponsor of XBIZ Amsterdam, slated for Sept. 3-5 at the Park Centraal Hotel.

Vixen Media Group Signs Angie Faith to Exclusive Contract

Vixen Media Group (VMG) has signed Angie Faith as an exclusive.

Chanel Camryn, Kylie Rocket Headline Latest 'Lesbian Stepsisters' From Sweet Sinner

Chanel Camryn and Kylie Rocket topline the 13th volume of "Lesbian Stepsisters," from Mile High Media studio imprint Sweet Sinner.

Catholic Groups Produce New Propaganda Series 'The Porn Disaster'

Catholic communications conglomerate Shalom Media has released new episodes of its anti-porn propaganda video and audio series, “The Porn Disaster.”

Brittney Kade Toplines 'TS Sister in Law 2' From TransSensual

Brittney Kade headlines the second volume of "TS Sister in Law," from Mile High Media studio imprint TransSensual.

National Conservatism Conference Panelist Confirms Age Verification Laws Are Path to Total Porn Ban

This year’s National Conservatism Conference in Washington hosted a “Big Tech and Big Porn” panel earlier this week, during which a spokesperson for the right-wing Ethics and Public Policy Center confirmed that the age verification laws currently being promoted around the country by religious conservatives are merely a step toward the ultimate goal of a total ban of porn.

Elizabeth Skylar Stars in Latest From New Sensations

Elizabeth Skylar stars with Danny Mountain in the latest release from New Sensations.

Dan Dangler Stars in Latest From Brazzers

Dan Dangler stars with Jasmine Sherni and reigning XBIZ Male Performer of the Year Zac Wild in the latest release from Brazzers, titled "Two Sides to One Slut."

Adult Time Announces Channel Partnership With Seth Gamble

Adult Time has announced a channel partnership with reigning XBIZ Performer of the Year Seth Gamble's paysite LucidFlix.

Pornhub Shuts Down Access in Kentucky Over Age Verification

Aylo has blocked access to Pornhub in Kentucky as of Wednesday, five days before the state’s new age verification law — one of many such bills promoted by religious conservatives around the country — is scheduled to go into effect.

Show More