Category Archives: Interns’ pay

Fashion Industry Cutting Ties with National Minimum Wage Law

Rights for Interns has just received a brand new report exposing NMW abuse in the fashion industry. This was written by three law finalists at the University of Warwick. Spokesperson Julie Mansuy told us that: “over the past six months we have undertaken a human rights project aimed at tackling the issue of unpaid internships […]

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Complaining about no-pay works – companies ordered to pay 167 interns.

HMRC enforces the UK minimum wage. They have recently published the latest enforcement numbers. Arcadia and eight other firms were ordered to pay a total of 167 unpaid interns after investigation by HMRC.  The companies faced a bill for back-pay and penalties to HMRC of nearly £200,000. HMRC have only started to target internships in […]

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Shooting Yourself in the Foot?

I had a really interesting and enjoyable evening at the BECTU’s ‘Shooting Yourself in the Foot’ event at the University of London Union last week. There wasn’t a spare seat in the house as Martin Spence and Bennetta Adamson of BECTU took on Jess Search and Chris Jones from the jobs site Shooting People to […]

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Court battle could spell good news for unpaid interns

Entertainment union BECTU recently helped one of their members to a landmark court victory, which could have wide implications for companies seeking to avoid paying interns. Here’s part of a report from Tribune Magazine in December 2009: Nicola Vetta’s dispute with London Dreams Motion Pictures, a film company which specialises in “rom-coms”, began as a […]

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