The German Labour Minister Andrea Nahles is pushing through a minimum rate of 8.50 Euros an hour for interns in all sectors of the economy. The rate would take effect after seven weeks’ work.
First to oppose it is the German Music Council (DMR). It calls the wage ‘unrealistic’ and says music organisations would have to get of their interns before they were properly trained. Young people, says the DMR, would be ‘denied a much-needed insight into the professional world.’
That stiff statement may be all the insight they could possibly need.