23 February 2013FWBC launches Know Your Worth apprentice campaign

Apprentices in the building and construction industry will have better access to information about what they should be paid thanks to a new Fair Work Building & Construction campaign.

Fair Work Building & Construction Chief Executive Leigh Johns said a new website – www.knowyourworth.gov.au – is now live as part of the ‘Know Your Worth’ campaign.

“The site is full of information and resources useful to apprentices in the building and construction industry including a wage calculator, career profiles, and a guide to budgeting on an apprentice wage. There is also information about apprentice’s workplace rights and responsibilities,” Mr Johns said.

“Apprentices make up an important part of Australia’s building and construction industry. We want to help them be fully informed of their rights and responsibilities so that they can go on to be productive, informed members of the industry in the future.”

The Know Your Worth campaign was created after youth research by the Fair Work Ombudsman showed just 16 per cent of young workers felt well informed about their rights and entitlements and 73 per cent were unsure of what to do if a workplace issue did arise.

Apprentices can also get information about the campaign and ask questions of FWBC staff on the Know Your Worth Facebook page: www.facebook.com/knowyourworthaustralia

FWBC staff will attend orientation week events across the country to raise awareness of the Know Your Worth campaign:

Monday 25 February 2013

  • Victoria University, Footscray

Tuesday 26 February 2013

  • La Trobe University, Bendigo
  • Queensland University of Technology, Garden’s Point Campus
  • University of Tasmania, Hobart
  • Canberra Institute of Technology, Bruce

Wednesday 27 February 2013

  • Curtin University, Perth
  • Charles Darwin University, Darwin
  • University of New South Wales, Sydney

Thursday 28 February 2013

  • RMIT, City Campus, Melbourne
  • University of South Australia, Adelaide
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