The TUC and the National Union of Students (NUS) have launched a new campaign calling for the fair treatment of interns.
The TUC and NUS are concerned that interns around the UK are being exploited through unpaid work. Unions fear that many employers have sought to take advantage of graduates’ desperation to
find work in the economic downturn and so see interns as a useful source of free labour.
Others may be unaware that non-payment of interns is a breach of the law and of national minimum wage rules, warns the TUC.