HMV are getting cold feet now. Note how the Telegraph is still slavishly following the boneheaded Tory line. I bet the SWP can't believe their luck - they haven't had this much attention in years.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/news ... cheme.html
The high street retailer said the threat of boycotts from activists and potential reputational damage was having a "disproportionate" impact on unpaid work experience schemes, which the company had now placed under review.
The move shows the campaign against unpaid placements – led by a small group of left-wing protesters – has spread to companies that are not even involved in the Government scheme that caused the controversy.
Still seems to be getting short shrift in the comments, though.
Yesterday 04:55 PM
"the campaign against unpaid placements – led by a small group
of left-wing protesters....."
I don't personally believe the campaign is led by a small group of left-wing protesters. The evidence is that a wholly unacceptable unpaid night-shift position at Tesco's for people on benefits (only) attracted widespread condemnation through social media (Twitter, etc.) when it was revealed.
The majority of commentators even on the DT website have expressed their opposition to that, and rightly so. It's a world apart from providing genuine work experience for young people, which most reasonable people can see has some merits.