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SNP MP launches new cross-party group to tackle unpaid work trials

SNP MP Stewart McDonald will today launch a new cross-party group in Parliament in a bid to tackle the growing concern of unpaid work trials.

Unpaid work: MP slams BBC Director General for lack of action

SNP MP Stewart McDonald has hit out at the BBC Director General for a lack of action on unpaid trial shifts, despite the broadcaster previously committing to ending the practice.

One year on: MP vows to step up campaign against unpaid work

SNP MP Stewart McDonald has vowed to ramp up pressure to ban exploitative unpaid trial shifts, one year on from when the Tory government talked out and blocked his Private Members’ Bill.

Calls for immediate legislation to ban unpaid work trials

Stewart McDonald MP has called on the UK government to bring forward its own legislation to prevent unscrupulous employers from asking job applicants to work without any payment or guarantee of a job.

MP condemns Government’s guidance on unpaid work trials

Stewart McDonald, MP for Glasgow South, has condemned the UK Government’s new guidance on unpaid work trials, saying workers will continue to miss out on pay for the work they do.

MP offers rights at work guidance this Christmas

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As the busy Christmas period begins, Stewart McDonald MP has produced a list of tips, info and advice to make sure people are aware of their rights at work.

Budget 2018: Chancellor fails to back up own “work must always pay” line

The Chancellor has been accused of being detached from reality for ignoring the “scourge” that is unpaid work trials, despite saying “work must always pay”.

SNP MP's Budget plea to end unpaid work trials

After eight gruelling years of this Government’s grim economic policy, at her party’s conference the Prime Minister declared that "austerity is over".

Rights at work for students

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MP vows to keep fighting against exploitative unpaid work trials

SNP MP Stewart McDonald has said he will ‘ not give up the fight ‘ to ban the exploitative shifts and will ‘stand firmly with the public’ on the issue.

SNP MP pledges to continue fight on unfair trial shifts

On the anniversary of his Private Members Bill on Unpaid Trail Shifts SNP MP Stewart McDonald has said he will ‘ not give up the fight ‘ to ban the exploitative shifts and will ‘stand firmly with the public’ on the issue despite Tory MPs talking out and blocking the Bill at Westminster.

Toires cannot ignore Scotland on fair work

SNP MP Stewart McDonald has said the UK government cannot ignore Scotland on the issue of fair work and unpaid trial shifts following an answer he got from the Business - Energy and Industrial Strategy Department (BEIS).

UK Government "must pledge to end" unpaid work trials

SNP MP Stewart McDonald has written to the UK Business Minister for clarification on the continuing use of unpaid work trials and has said it is ‘discouraging’ that the UK government still regards them as ‘permissible.’ Stewart McDonald said he would continue the campaign to ban exploitative unpaid trial shifts after Tory MPs ‘talked out’ his Private Members Bill at Westminster.

Campaign to ban exploitative unpaid trial shifts goes on after Tories talk out MP's Bill

Stewart McDonald MP has pledged to continue its campaign to ban exploitative unpaid trial shifts, after the Tory UK government talked out his Unpaid Trial Work Periods (prohibition) Bill at Westminster today.

Glasgow South MP leads debate on unpaid work trials ban

Presenting the Unpaid Trial Work Periods (Prohibition) Bill, Stewart McDonald urged MPs to back the Bill and end this exploitative work practice.

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