Concerns raised for a second time over use of unpaid labour at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay
Trade union official says Underbelly’s recruitment of ‘Hogmanay ambassadors’ contravenes both Volunteer Scotland’s Code of Practice and the National Minimum Wage Act
THE USE of unpaid volunteer labour by Underbelly, the Edinburgh Fringe venue and event organiser behind Edinburgh’s Hogmanay street party, contravenes both Volunteer Scotland’s Code of Practice and the National Minimum Wage Act, it has been claimed as recruitment for ‘Hogmanay ambassadors’ at this year’s celebration gets underway.
War of words breaks out between Underbelly and union organiser over employment conditions of Fringe staff
Fair Fringe representative challenges one of the festival’s biggest employers to commit to the real Living Wage
UNDERBELLY, one of the biggest venue operators and events promoters at the Edinburgh Fringe, have strongly denied accusations of unfair employment conditions made by Unite Scotland hospitality organiser Bryan Simpson on behalf of the Fair Fringe campaign, who defended his criticisms of the company.
Exclusive: Underpaid, overworked and kept ignorant of their rights: the exploitation of Edinburgh Fringe workers – and the fight against it
As the Fair Fringe campaign releases a damning report on the working conditions of Edinburgh festival employees, a source within a major Fringe venue reveals to CommonSpace that management are instructed not to reveal their workers are underpaid
Edinburgh Fair Fringe Campaign: New code of practice “does little” to ensure improved pay & conditions
New guidelines from Edinburgh City Council criticised as voluntary and tied to a “fake” Living Wage
A NEW SET OF GUIDELINES for employers and venues participating in the Edinburgh festival season have been criticised by a representative of the Fair Fringe campaign for its voluntary nature, its lack of detail over how it would be enforced and its commitment to an insufficient Living Wage.
Devolve employment law to Scottish Parliament, union campaigners tell MPs
Representatives of Unite and Better Than Zero call for further devolution to combat unsustainable employment
POWERS OVER EMPLOYMENT LAW should be devolved to the Scottish Parliament, according to representatives of Unite the Union and the Better Than Zero campaign speaking before the Scottish Affairs committee on sustainable employment in Scotland.