As an apprentice, you have the same rights as any other employee � to a safe workplace, to protection from bullying and harassment, and to being paid correctly, among others. You are also entitled to proper training and paid time off to attend your VET courses, not to just be used as cheap labour.
You can join the union � and it�s only 55c a week for first year apprentices!
In 2009, the union helped AMWU apprentices at AGC win a 43% pay increase. This could only be achieved by union members working together.
For more information about your rights or entitlements, contact the Helpdesk on 1300 732 698. We can also assist you in getting your government allowances and grants.