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    'Know Your Worth' campaign for building and construction apprentices launched

    Published on 13 February 2019, Wednesday, 5:00 AM

    Apprentices in the building and construction sectors will have better knowledge of what their rights are and how much they should be paid with the new Fair Work Building & Construction campaign.

    A new website titled, Know Your Worth, has now gone live, with Fair Work Building & Construction chief executive Leigh Johns saying that it provides information and resources useful to apprentices such as a wage calculator and a guide to budgeting on an apprentice wage.

    Mr Johns added that there was also information about an apprentice's workplace rights and responsibilities.

    "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 campaign was created after research by the Fair Work Ombudsman found that only 16 per cent of young workers felt "well informed" about their rights and entitlements, while almost three-quarters (73 per cent) were unsure what to do if a workplace issue were to arise.

    Other helpful information available on the site include codes of practices for apprentices, allowances and incentives, and staying safe at work.

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