Showing items tagged with 'work experience'
20 August 2013: Internships have become commonplace in the media industry and the union campaigns against them being exploitative
10 August 2011: The NUJ has written to John Fry, the chief executive of Johnston Press, calling for an investigation into the methods used to break the strike at South Yorkshire Newspapers.
20 July 2011: John Grogan, the former MP for Selby, has voiced his support for striking reporters at the Selby Times.
19 July 2011: Striking South Yorkshire journalists have accused their management of using work placement volunteers to undermine the industrial action launched by the NUJ last Friday to protect jobs and quality journalism.
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.
4 March 2010: Student journalists in Wales are flocking to the NUJ banner and there are plans to set up a union chapel at Swansea University.
3 November 2009: The NUJ has given evidence about the exploitation of work experience students and interns to a UK government panel.
18 September 2009: Anita Halpin, NUJ treasurer, was awarded a Trades Union Congress (TUC) Gold Badge at the TUC's annual congress in Liverpool.
3 August 2009: The Low Pay Commission is to launch a major inquiry into the abuse of work experience placements.
21 July 2009: The UK government has published a report proping a best practice code and Kitemark system to improve the quality of internships provided in professions such as journalism.