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To: Edinburgh University
No minimum wage, zero hour contracts for skilled photographers with expensive equipment
Edinburgh University Students Association, after spotting your photographer/videographer job advert the Edinburgh Photographic community would like to show you it's disapproval at the rates and hours of work offered.
Why is this important?
As a skilled professional or student, minimum wage is completely out of line with market level and does not reflect the time required to learn the trade and the expensive equipment photographers must buy, maintain and replace regularly. Zero hours contracts are also exploitative and indicate that ad hoc work will be given. In this case the ethical choice would be to form a partnership with a local photographer/ several local photographers for these events or offer a competitive rate of pay as this would lead to the university paying a fair price for the service received .