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Do we need a fat cat pay cap (or National Maximum Wage)? Do we need a fat cat pay cap (or National Maximum Wage)? • January 16, 2017 • 1 Comment

COULD GRADUATES EARN MORE IF BOSSES EARNED LESS? We have a National Minimum Wage – but is it time we had a National Maximum Wage too? The idea was pitched last week…

Happy New Year! Aldi and Lidl kick off wage war for workers Happy New Year! Aldi and Lidl kick off wage war for workers • January 11, 2017 • 1 Comment

SUPERMARKETS VOLUNTARILY BOOST PAY TO ABOVE THE LIVING WAGE – BUT WILL OTHERS FOLLOW? Aldi and Lidl have given January jobseekers a reason to be cheerful – but voluntarily boosting wages…

Graduates – what Christmas jobs are you doing this festive season? Graduates – what Christmas jobs are you doing this festive season? • December 15, 2016 • 3 Comments

AS AMAZON’S ‘ELVES’ COMPLAIN ABOUT CONDITIONS, WE ASK HOW YOU’RE BEING TREATED Ah, the joys of the festive job. For young job seekers who reach Christmas…

A new low for the ‘gig’ economy? Internet slams Freesist, the website for freelancers willing to work for free A new low for the ‘gig’ economy? Internet slams Freesist, the website for freelancers willing to work for free • December 6, 2016 • 1 Comment

“ALTERNATIVE” BENEFITS ARE “GREATER THAN JUST BEING PAID”, SAY PLATFORM’S CREATORS The founders of a controversial new website where freelancers can offer free labour in the hope of finding paid work…

City AM dismisses internship auction complaints, saying “It’s for charity” City AM dismisses internship auction complaints, saying “It’s for charity” • November 30, 2016 • No Comments

BUT THE INTERNET IS NOT IMPRESSED Free London newspaper City AM has refused to re-think an internship that was recently auctioned for £650, on the grounds that it is for charity…

Money talks! City AM newspaper auctions internship for £650 Money talks! City AM newspaper auctions internship for £650 • November 28, 2016 • 4 Comments

PLACEMENT “PERFECT FOR A BUDDING JOURNALIST” (AS LONG AS THEY CAN PAY TO DO IT) Business newspaper City AM is offering a one-week internship at its London headquarters but…

Your student loan might NOT be written off after 30 years, expert warns (yes, really) Your student loan might NOT be written off after 30 years, expert warns (yes, really) • November 22, 2016 • 4 Comments

IF GOVERNMENT CAN BACKTRACK ON OTHER LOAN GUARANTEES, WHY NOT THAT ONE TOO? Not too bothered about your student loan, as you know…

How far would you commute to work every day? How far would you commute to work every day? • November 18, 2016 • 6 Comments

NEARLY 4 MILLION SQUEEZED WORKERS TRAVEL OVER 2 HOURS PER DAY How long is your daily commute? Or, if you’re job hunting, how long would you be prepared…

Internships row / Government refuses to meet campaigners to discuss solutions to unpaid work problem Internships row / Government refuses to meet campaigners to discuss solutions to unpaid work problem • November 6, 2016 • 1 Comment

PROPOSALS GO UNHEARD AS EDUCATION SECRETARY’S TEAM SNUBS INVITATION TO MEET The government department tasked with fixing social mobility has refused to meet campaigners to discuss the problem of unpaid internships…

Why ‘ban’ unpaid internships, when they’re already illegal? Why ‘ban’ unpaid internships, when they’re already illegal? • November 2, 2016 • 2 Comments

CAMPAIGNERS INTERN AWARE EXPLAIN WHAT’S GOING ON Confused by talk of a new ‘ban’ on unpaid internships, since most of them are already illegal? We were too…

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