Tag Archives: Minimum Wage

UK government says short films must pay actors


Unequivocal advise has been issued this month that short films must pay actors NMW Follow this link The UK government run business resource Business Link, it is now stated clearly AS AN EXAMPLE that minimum wage must be paid to … Continue reading

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PAID TRIBUNAL OPPORTUNITY: You Me Bum Bum Train


TARGET: YOU ME BUM BUM TRAIN This is a call to action for everyone in the Low Pay/No Pay network:  Send a message to all wannabe employers; minimum wage is here to stay. A runaway success like YMBBT has to … Continue reading

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We Are Not Amused with the Old Vic


A major entertainment union has reached out to touch the Old Vic again. The issue; unpaid workers.  Looks like there are concerns that the Old Vic Tunnels recruits unpaid actors for visiting companies. And these companies of course have a … Continue reading

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The Stage / News / Equity encourages performers to take action against unpaid work


The Stage / News / Equity encourages performers to take action against unpaid work. Equity is calling on its members to consider legal action against organisations that try to bypass the law.

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Equity/BECTU bust Avalon TV over unpaid ‘Al Murry’ extras


The Stage reports” Avalon’s advert, spotted by The Stage, said it needed “extras for a shoot with Al Murray”, promising that those who participate will “be part of our television show’s title sequence” and have the chance to “meet Al … Continue reading

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Ed Milliband wants to improve minimum wage enforcement


http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/mar/19/ed-miliband-energy-secretary-interview Indeed, those agitating for an increase in the minimum wage will get something in the manifesto, Miliband insists. When asked about immigration and whether the government has done enough, he insists that perceptions of immigration as being a bad … Continue reading

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ACE is redeveloping the Arts Jobs site to counter unlawful ‘Volunteering Oportunities’


Bravo Arts Council! Great insight and vision to introduce screening questions for unpaid ads. This is a major step forward not only for actors, but for the organisations and companies that offer legitimate unpaid opportunities and learning experiences for entry … Continue reading

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Arts Council suspends all Artsjobs adverts of unpaid work


From: http://www.artsjobs.org.uk/ “Please note that due to the high volume of adverts for unpaid opportunities that contravene Minimum Wage Regulations we are temporarily suspending adverts for unpaid work, work experience, voluntary roles or internships. This is so we can make … Continue reading

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The Press Association: Unpaid internships ‘violating law’


Kayte Lawton, research fellow at the IPPR, said: “Too many employers don’t understand the law when it comes to hiring interns. There is a mistaken belief that employers can take on people on a voluntary basis if both sides agree … Continue reading

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