Financial support for apprentices promised

Apprentices and trades will get a helping hand to meet cost-of-living expenses if Labor wins re-election on November 26.

The Labor Party has pledged to invest $9.7 million to ease the cost of living and make vehicle registration free for eligible apprentices.

He also promised to create an apprenticeship task force to improve safety and fairness for apprentices early in their careers, as well as a parliamentary inquiry to crack down on bosses and contractors who refuse to pay their pennies. – contractors for completed work.

Apprentices who need their car to work are currently entitled to a 50% discount on their registration, saving them $432 per year. This change would make registration completely free, a savings of up to $865 per year.

Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said apprentices were the cornerstone of the great state building.

“We know that too many trades fall victim to wage theft or waste too much time researching late payments for jobs. This is unacceptable and the Labor Party will do something about it,” he said.

Roads and Traffic Safety Minister Ben Carroll said bricklayers, carpenters, joiners, electricians, plumbers and chefs will be among the apprentices eligible for free registration.

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