How to earn nothing and learn little in the brave new economy

Intern Nation – book launch

7 June, 6-8.30pm 

Join the Branch and the TUC at a reception to launch a new book looking at the role of interns, with speakers:

Jeremy Dear, General Secretary, NUJ

Frances O’Grady, Deputy General Secretary, TUC

Lisa Nandy MP and

Ross Perlin, author ‘Intern Nation’.

See below for a review of the book:

Interns no longer inhabit the halls of Westminster alone, but their use and abuse has spread to all sectors of the economy. This has consequences not only for the interns themselves but for government policy, for the quality of journalism, for the role of trade unions in organising labour that has no rights and for access to whole areas of the world of work.

The Unite Parliamentary Staff Branch has campaigned for years for interns to be given a minimum, if not living, wage and now the issue is in the media spotlight, there has never been a more pressing time to tackle the issue, not only in Parliament but right across the economy.

Come along to hear about the campaign and discuss next steps with some fantastic speakers.

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