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NSN in the News: Live-in nannies celebrate historic victory

  Government scraps exemption to the minimum wage rule which saw some workers paid as little as £1 an hour Originally posted on FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2022 by BETHANY RIELLY. LIVE-IN nannies are celebrating a historic victory after ministers scrapped an exemption to the minimum wage rule which saw some workers paid as little as […]

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NSN in the Media: The Live-In Nannies Who Fought Against £1 an Hour Pay

How we won? The Live-In Nannies Who Fought Against £1 an Hour Pay Pocket money? No thanks. Originally posted on March 30 2022 by Sophie K Rosa. “When you hear the idea of ‘a cultural exchange’, it sounds great,” says Leticia, who came to the UK from Brazil in 2018 to work as an au pair. […]

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NSN in the Media: ‘Modern-day slave labour’

Modern-day slave labour’: Ministers to eradicate loophole blocking minimum wage for live-in workers Exclusive: ‘I was told to clean all 11 rooms in the house. I used to work around 12 hours per day,’ says live-in worker.   Originally posted on  March 23 2022 by Maya Oppenheim Women’s Correspondent.   Au pairs and nannies are […]

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Live-in childcare workers win the fight for minimum wage

The government has agreed to remove the legal exemption that excludes ‘family workers’ from minimum wage protections. This is a historic victory for live-in childcare workers who have been organizing throughout the pandemic in order to demand better pay and conditions.    The ‘family worker exemption’ was introduced into National Minimum Wage regulations in 1999. […]

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NSN in the Media: No Place Like Home

Originally published on 28th October 2021 at https://neweconomics.org/2021/10/no-place-like-home by Veronica Deutsch & Miranda Hall

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NSN in the Media: Shadow Workers

Shadow Workers Originally published in the Autumn 2021 issue of DOPE Mag at https://dogsection.org/shadow-workers/ by Veronica Deutsch In ‘Shadow Mothers’, Cameron Lynne Macdonald describes the work performed by domestic workers – a predominantly migrant and female workforce – as ‘shadow work’. She states that “[t]he nanny not only acts as a mother-extension but also fades […]

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NSN in the Media: Nursery staff are being treated like cannon fodder so ‘higher-value’ work can go on

Originally published on 28th January 2021 at https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/28/nursery-staff-work-covid-crisis-early-years-support by Christine Berry

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NSN in the Media: ‘Tired from the Heart’: Voices from the Care Sector

Originally published on the 9th October 2020 at https://novaramedia.com/2020/10/09/tired-from-the-heart-voices-from-the-care-sector/

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NSN in the Media: Why Scrapping Hostile Environment Policies Would Benefit Kids, Parents, and Childcare Workers

Originally published on 6th October 2020 at https://novaramedia.com/2020/10/06/why-scrapping-hostile-environment-policies-would-benefit-kids-parents-and-childcare-workers/ by Miranda Hall and Veronica Deutsch

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NSN in the Media: Why Britain’s childcare system is on the brink of collapse

Originally published on 22nd September 2020 at https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/education/2020/09/why-britains-childcare-system-brink-collapse by Sophie McBain

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NSN in the Media: The ‘radical nannies’ Organising to Support Each Other Through Covid-19

Originally published on 28th May 2020 at https://novaramedia.com/2020/05/28/the-radical-nannies-organising-to-support-each-other-through-covid-19/

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NSN in the Media: If we need childcare to reopen the UK economy, why is it so undervalued?

Originally published on the 23rd May 2020 at https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/23/childcare-reopen-economy-children-school-coronavirus by Christine Berry

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