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Working hard for (no) money: young people and unpaid work

April 14, 2016 6pm - 7:30pm

Working hard for (no) money: young people and unpaid work

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Unpaid internships and unpaid work have become normalised across industries.  They are compulsory as part of some University degrees. Internship placement enterprises profit off students and graduates hoping to get their foot in the door. Given that it now takes an average of 5 years to transition to full time work after finishing studies and youth unemployment is at record highs, it is no wonder that working for free can seem like the best option to gain that much sought after experience.

So what are we doing to assist young people in this ever-precarious situation?

Join us as we bring together voices from education, legal, community and union perspectives to talk about what young people need from all of us to gain experience and secure jobs in an exploitation-free way.

Panel includes:

  • John Howe (Melbourne Law School)
  • Carolyn Dunbar (Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance)
  • Abbey Kendall (Slater & Gordon)
  • Jack Kenchington-Evans (Interns Australia)

Facilitated by Keelia Fitzpatrick (Young Workers Centre)

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We welcome attendance by all including those with accessibility requirements – please contact event organiser Sarah Bright via email ([email protected]) or phone (9659 3555) so that we can ensure suitable access and space is available.

Meeting Room 2, Trades Hall
Keelia Fitzpatrick