Sign our petition asking for the Department of Social Protection in the South to abolish the JobBridge unpaid internship scheme, and to do away with internship culture, including the recently launched JobPath.
Over 16,000 businesses and organisations have used JobBridge interns since the scheme began 5 years ago. These include: the HSE (399 interns), the GAA (249 interns), Teagasc (184 interns), UCD (also 184), Hewlett-Packard (176) and a number of county councils.
All this points towards an endemic level of exploitation which has permeated every sector of employment and even includes unionised workplaces.
All employers and the State must commit to a minimum, and really, a living wage of €11.50 an hour, instead of exploiting the unpaid labour of JobBridge interns.
The GAA, every university, hospitals, big companies like HP and hundreds of other State and private enterprises have benefited from free labour under this scheme. Make a stand for workers’ rights and a living wage.
You could be next on this free labour scheme.
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SAY NO TO JOBBRIDGE!
WORK MUST PAY!