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Illegalise unpaid internships/work

According to the IPPR there are about 130,000 people working as unpaid interns.

From the trade union website. (http://www.tuc.org.uk/economic-issues/internships-london-out-reach-most-uks-youngsters)
Although at times valuable, "too often internships are about exploitation, staff being undercut, and employers benefitting from a huge pool of cheap and willing labour".
Although I would say its not about willing labour, many don't have an alternative choice.


The naive recently graduated (who are heavily indebted due to Higher Education student loand) are perhaps the most vunerable.

Interns are doing real work, for full-time hours for no money, is this not a modern form of slavery?

The government needs to start funding companies for internships to be paid, and BAN all unpaid internships effective immediately.

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Created By

MISS Khalid

Created On

Friday 22 November 2013

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Thursday 27 November 2014

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