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MAXIMUM EFFORT – MINIMUM WAGE

campus_logo_smaximumeffortLow paid work in Austria and the UK

In this program we’ll be discussing how to make ends meet working on the minimum wage — an issue that faces students as well as many low paid workers.  We’ll be looking at hard work – and the true costs of debt. Why are many women stuck in underpaid jobs?   How do you deal with a huge credit card debt? Plus we’ll be getting behind the scenes of a new and innovative catering business here in Graz that demonstrates new ways of working – and paying student bills.

We’ve been reading up on social and working issues in the UK (in the “Talk & Read, Current Issues in the UK” course) and comparing them with the situation here in Austria.  What better way to make this information relevant than to produce a radio program that takes these issues seriously?  And in learning-by-doing, these 4th semester English students practice English vocabulary, speaking, and conversing while experiencing how radio can be a great teaching tool as well.

1. Maximum Effort Minimum Wage     

Sendetermin auf Radio Helsinki: Mo 16. Juni 2014, 10:30-11:00 Uhr [WH 21. Juni 14:00-14:30 Uhr]