Ed Miliband: Labour will limit unpaid internships to four weeks
The Labour leader made the promise as he set out his party's youth manifesto, insisting that any internship lasting longer than a month must be remunerated at the minimum wage or above.
Mr Miliband declared that the existing system of internships is "rigged in favour of those who can afford it".
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He described it as unfair and damaging to the country that highly prized jobs such as in the arts, media, fashion, finance and law were out of reach for huge numbers of young people.
“We’ll put a stop to it. We’ll end the scandal of unpaid internships,” he said.
Mr Miliband also reiterated pledges to cut tuition fees to £6,000 a year, guarantee apprenticeships for school leavers who get the grades, and give 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote.
Speaking to an audience in Lincoln, Mr Miliband said: “Facing a future of growing debt, of increasingly insecure work, a home of your own just a distant dream for so many.
“That’s not the future you believe in, that’s not the future I believe in, that’s not the future the next Labour government will build.”