Yes! Graduate sues government over ‘mandatory’ Poundland internship

Yes! Graduate sues government over ‘mandatory’ Poundland internship

TWO-WEEK UNPAID PLACEMENT AT DISCOUNT STORE MAY HAVE BEEN ILLEGAL A graduate is suing the government over an unpaid two-week work placement at Poundland which she was told to complete by her local job centre – or face losing her Jobseeker’s Allowance...
Fashion interns should work for “love” (not money), says designer

Fashion interns should work for “love” (not money), says designer

AND CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL INTERNSHIPS THREATENS SMALL LABELS, SHE COMPLAINS A fashion designer has angered graduates by appearing to suggest that fashion interns should work for the “love,” not money. She claimed it was difficult for the fashion industry to...
Simon Cowell faces Twitterstorm over X Factor’s unpaid interns

Simon Cowell faces Twitterstorm over X Factor’s unpaid interns

TIMES COLUMNIST CAITLIN MORAN AND LABOUR MP STELLA CREASY AMONG THOSE WHO RT’D Simon Cowell faced a Twitterstorm during last night’s X Factor final, as our story about four unpaid interns working full-time on the X Factor set for the last three months was...
X Factor faces official probe over unpaid interns

X Factor faces official probe over unpaid interns

AND WE DEMAND AN APOLOGY FROM SIMON COWELL ** UPDATE: SINCE THIS STORY WAS FIRST PUBLISHED,  X FACTOR INTERNS HAVE RECEIVED THOUSANDS OF POUNDS IN UNPAID WAGES (JUNE 2012) ** Officials have announced they will study evidence that X Factor has been employing unpaid...