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HRM CA | 13 Aug 2014, 09:15 AM Agree 0
A major unpaid internship program has been permanently scuttled after a dispute with a former intern, in a move that could contribute to the end of such arrangements.
  • rob vella | 13 Aug 2014, 02:21 PM Agree 0
    Great these Hugh companies pray off the hopes and dreams of the youth. What's the difference between no pay slave Labour. Wait a minute I think in third world countries they do get paid pennies an hour "one up on no pay interns. Guess what in the old days 'not to long ago companies used to train new employees with pay'. The more experience the more pay. The only thing that worse than these companies doing this is our government letting it happen.
  • Justin B. | 25 Aug 2014, 12:07 PM Agree 0
    Unpaid internships may give "valuable work experience", but if a company as large as bell can't afford to pay interns minimum wage, then they shouldn't have interns. Also, unpaid internships create a class divide, as only those interns who have financial support from other sources would be able to essentially volunteer for months before getting work.

    A company can still recruit and trial talent, but they can at least pay the $10 / hour (in BC anyway).
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