Interns to be paid even less

Published on 1 March 2011 at 12:05

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"Interns are to face a 20% pay cut. Those who currently take home 838 euros per month will now earn 581," reports Portuguese dailyi. In the wake of the entry into force of new legislation on working conditions for the under-30s, interns will now be obliged to pay payroll and income taxes. In exchange, they will be granted the right to an allowance for meals and work accident insurance. According to Lisbon daily, "The integration of young people into the national social security system has long been a priority" for Portugal’s trade unions. Elsewhere the newspaper reports that the “blocked generation” movement has called on unemployed young people and low-paid interns to demonstrate on 12 March.

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