Re: Re: AAI letter to RIAI-unpaid work
Angela Brady – incoming RIBA president – said that they were going to strike off any firms that don’t pay their interns minimum wage from the RIBA. This is an extremely strong move.
She also said that firms don’t have to hire students for 40 hours a week and pay them as such – just to pay them for the work that they do. In London, many offices allow students to use a spare desk for working on competition entries and all that kind of stuff – so they might get drafted in 2-3 days a week for some support work.
Basically, she told about 120 students not to work for free but agreed there is a vicious circle in Ireland between getting part III examination/experience and sticking up for what is in the common good.