NUJ Press & PR


NUJ PR & Communications branch
c/o NUJ HQ 72 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NB.
0207843 3700.

PR & Communications Branch Organiser: Fiona Swarbrick 0207 843 3729

Chair: John Millington

Branch Secretary: Mark Whitehead 07906720141

Branch Treasurer: Carmel McHenry

Auditors: Charles Harkness & Mick Holder

Newsletter Editor: Lisa Browne

Membership and Recruitment/Retention Officer: Mark Whitehead

Branch Equality Officer: Carmel McHenry 0207 226 5501

Welfare Officer and DM Convenor: Debbie Cavaldoro

Sector NEC member: Sian Jones

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Future branch meetings 2017

New Venue until further notice: London Welsh Centre, 157-163 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8UE. The building is fully accessible. The nearest tube/station is King's Cross/St Pancras International.

Meetings: Wednesdays 6.30pm 11 October, 8 November.

Public Supports Ban On Long Unpaid Internships

by Morning Star

MOST people support proposed legislation that would ban unpaid internships lasting more than four weeks, a survey by the Social Mobility Commission reported yesterday.

The independent commission’s survey of almost 5,000 adults showed that three out of four people would support legal limits.

The poll was published ahead of the second reading of Lord Holmes of Richmond’s Private Member’s Bill proposing a ban on unpaid work experience or internships lasting more than a month.

Former Labour cabinet member Alan Milburn, who chairs the commission, said: “Unpaid internships are a modern scandal which must end.

“Internships have become a route to a good professional job, but access to them tends to depend on who, not what, you know and young people from low-income backgrounds are excluded because they are unpaid.

“Unpaid internships are damaging for social mobility. It is time to consign them to history.”

Sutton Trust chairman Sir Peter Lampl said unpaid internships are a major hurdle for those trying to get into competitive sectors such as the media, the City and the arts.

Item uploaded: Monday, October 23 2017
Last modified: Monday, October 23, 2017

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