WRC to prepare a report on the work, wages and living standards of electrical apprentices.
06 Mar 2012
The Electrical Trades Union (ETU) has commissioned the WRC to prepare a report on the work, wages and living standards of electrical apprentices as part of Fair Work Australia's review of modern awards. This short briefing note is the first output from the project and provides an initial overview of the changing situation of electrical apprentices. The next stages of the research will use both qualitative and quantitative methods to construct a detailed profile of the modern day apprentice electrician and how this has changed over time. The WRC will also examine the labour standards of electrical apprentices by reporting on market rates in enterprise agreements in contrast to the relevant modern award in two local labour markets: one regional and one metro. The final report will be completed by August 2012. More information on the report can be found in our briefing paper , 6th March.