Unpaid internships are widely seen by companies as an opportunity for free labour, resulting in young students and graduates being exploited and undersold. This is increasingly replacing paid jobs, benefitting companies more and more, and leaving graduates with little in the way of hopes of employment or a way forward in their chosen field. In this meeting we will discuss how we can work together as a driving force to stop the worst offenders in this and target companies who are breaking the law by not paying their workers.
1) There are plans to do a protest/student outside a major PR company in London who offer unpaid internships. The details here : https://www.facebook.com/events/264154693685930/290365747731491/
Meeting point: Piccadilly Circus tube station, outside the Trocadero entrance
2) There is a meeting to discuss the topic, speakers include: Fairooz Aniqa, (Culture and Diversity Officer, University of the Arts London Students’ Union), Gus Baker, Internaware.
3) Followed by a performance of: Close to Home – The Cuts by Annecy Hayes.
Compelling and unflinching personal testimonies from some of the people hardest hit by the cuts. Exploring human rights stories through performance.