Tag Archives: volunteers

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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Old Vic to exploit vulnerable young workers in dubious internships


Normally AMW blog does not involve itself in the issue of unpaid internships.  But the Old Vic has been on the radar recently, as currently one of the biggest employers of unpaid actors in the country. The Old Vic has not … 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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Voluntary staff “threaten paid ushers’ jobs”


From The Stage: http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstory.php/29043/voluntary-staff-threaten-paid-ushers-jobs Published Tuesday 27 July 2010 at 12:48 by Natalie Woolman Staff working at the Orchard Theatre in Dartford, Kent, are considering taking legal advice, claiming they have been sidelined by volunteers since HQ Theatres started running … Continue reading

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