Thought this might be of interest to folks because of its local connection. Some of you may know of 38 Degrees, a UK organisation that draws attention to current affairs issues via billboards and petitions. They’ve done some good work in the past on unfair tipping policies in restaurants, for example.
Apparently there is a Merry Hill employer who is asking for 40-hour “trial” work that is unpaid, and so a petition has been set up. The petition has 20K signatures already, so I expect this one should have some success. Unusually, this employer is relatively small, at 12 outlets - it is usually the bigger chains that get involved in this sort of behaviour.
The petition has reached the local press also.