thread: Unpaid "training"??

  1. #1
    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2010
    Melbourne
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    Unpaid "training"??

    Just wondering if anyone knows about unpaid work at a job. DH has been hired for a job (truck driving) and needs to know a certain route. So he is to be accompanied by a co worker for this route and this will continue for 2 more days unpaid ( 10 hour shifts roughly)
    Is this legal? Doesn't seem right to me to have several days unpaid :/

  2. #2
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Feb 2006
    melbourne
    11,462

    Re: Unpaid "training"??

    Has he signed a contract? Could that have been in it?
    Maybe ring wage line, but way up if it's worth it over a job in the long run.
    In my industry, you must complete volunteer hours in order to gain qualification.
    Xxx

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    2014 BellyBelly RAK Recipient.

    Oct 2007
    Outer South East Melbourne :)
    4,346

    Re: Unpaid "training"??

    Might depend on the company and the contract. Where I work all training is paid

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    BellyBelly Member

    Nov 2008
    in the ning nang nong
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  5. #5
    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2010
    Melbourne
    2,737

    Re: Unpaid "training"??

    No contracts signed yet, and turns out it's about $50 a day or something like that. Still sounds dodgy $150 for 30 hours work. Peanutter I did look that up, but a little confused as to what type of unpaid work DH is doing exactly. I'll look into it some more thanks

  6. #6
    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2010
    Albs, WA
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    Re: Unpaid "training"??

    All my training has been paid.