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NUJ renews calls for end to work experience exploitation

20 July 2009

The NUJ has renewed its call for the UK’s minimum wage laws to be used to stop employers expoiting students on work experience.

Jeremy Dear, NUJ General Secretary, says in a letter in today’s Guardian newspaper:

"Bogus work experience placements are increasingly being used to fill long-term staffing gaps with free labour."

Jeremy Dear was responding to a report on graduates who find themelves forced to work for free to pursue careers in the media and publishing industries.

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