Probe into treatment of trainees
TRAINEES ARE COMPLAINING that they are being exploited so companies offering apprenticeships to the youth will soon come under the scrutiny of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU)?Youth Arm.
Delivering the president’s report to members at the Youth Congress yesterday, Dwaine Paul expressed concern about the exploitation of trainees and said that a number of cases had been brought to his attention recently.
He encouraged union members faced with such problems to come forward so the matter could be addressed by the BWU Youth Arm or the parent union, if the need arose.
Speaking to the SATURDAY SUN during a break, Paul said young people working with companies as apprentices for one or two years were neither appointed nor given increased compensation when that apprenticeship period ended. In fact, they were required to do more work with little or no supervision.
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