DO YOU know anyone who has worked as a media intern in the last six years? If so, the NUJ may be able to help them claim back the National Minimum Wage (NMW). They could be entitled to up to £237 for every 40-hour week of the internship, if 21 or over.
At the initiative of London Freelance Branch, the NUJ has become a key part of a campaign to ensure that those starting out in the industry are paid a basic minimum wage. Anyone who has completed an internship within the last three months can claim the NMW through an Employment Tribunal, while in the county court there is a six-year limit. NMW provisions do not apply to students on work experience placements, however.