EU sources -Internship poorly paid -September 03, 2013

Young people who flock to European capitals like Brussels each year for internships often face uncertain conditions as many are badly supervised, and poorly paid. A 2011 survey by the European Youth Forum (YFJ) found that three out of four interns receive no or insufficient compensation for their work. In July this year, about 200 interns held a Protest at Place du Luxembourg in Brussels outside the Parliament. The idea is now to develop a system, to rate employers who receive a label, certifying how they perform against certain criteria including remuneration and training.



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