A program to educate young people about their rights at work through free classroom-based school briefings in the ACT.
Fewer than twenty percent of young workers know their basic workplace rights, including the minimum wage.
Our Rights at Work in Schools Program
We provide free information sessions to ACT schools about your rights at work, including the National Employment Standards, and workplace rights and responsibilities.
We provide opportunities for young people to take a leading role in the young worker movement to improve awareness of workplace rights.
Too many young people are exploited when they start their very first job. We give young people the skills and confidence to stand up for their rights.
Young workers are twice as likely as older workers to be ripped off at work. This is due to a lack of awareness of their rights. Our Rights at Work in Schools program educates young people, so they can navigate their workplace rights.
Arian McVeigh, Manager, Young Workers Centre
Want your school to participate?
Are you a teacher, careers counselor or Work Experience coordinator with students who would benefit from improved awareness of their workplace safety rights?
The Rights at Work in Schools program is a free program run by the Young worker Centre to inform, educate and empower young people about their rights at work.
As part of our program, we will work with you and your school or college to provide training, education and practical experience about your rights at work. This includes classroom based sessions.