Switzerland - Pay your interns - June 1, 2019

Dozens of young interns working at the United Nations and other international organisations in Geneva joined the May 1 demonstration to demand fair and quality paid internships. Unpaid work placements are considered as ‘a form of discrimination against those who cannot afford to work for free.’ The interns want equal access to fundamental labour rights. Their complaint is understandable because around 80% of UN internships are unpaid in Geneva, one of the most expensive cities in the world.

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