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NUJ members in Alpha Newspapers vote for strike action

31 March 2016: With almost a third of journalists being paid just the Living Wage on Alpha Newspapers, staff have voted for strike action.

Building shareholder movement for living wage

3 July 2014: Bringing together shareholders, large and small, to support trade unions and community organisers has proven highly effective for ShareAction campaigns for the living wage.

Britain needs a pay rise

19 March 2014: TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady explains why British workers need a pay rise.

Unpaid internships have become the scourge of the industry

6 November 2012: Low pay is wider problem than the public believe in the media industry, but working for nothing is a becoming a worrying trend, Michelle Stanistreet has told the Low Pay Commission.

NUJ wins first victory for intern

12 May 2011: The NUJ has warned media employers to 'pay interns or face the consequences' after union member Keri Hudson successfully sued TPG Web Publishing Ltd over her unpaid internship.

Low Pay Commission calls for action on interns

8 April 2011: The Low Pay Commission has criticised HM Revenue & Customs for lax enforcement of minimum wage laws and the payment of interns.

Irish minimum wage under threat

10 December 2010: Attention all Irish members: help the union stop the government’s plan to cut the minimum wage.

New help for interns from TUC and Skillset

25 March 2010: A new TUC website aims to help young people working as interns to find out their rights – one in three interns are not being paid for their work, despite qualifying for the national minimum wage.

Low Pay Commission to investigate unpaid internships

3 August 2009: The Low Pay Commission is to launch a major inquiry into the abuse of work experience placements.

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.

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