Learnership Disagreements

Numerous Learners refer to poor treatment by training providers and / or employers. It has become clear that many Learners feel disempowered, abused and exploited. A Learner is required to sign an employment contract for the duration of a Learnership. A Learner is thus considered an employee and is protected by the same legislation that protects…
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Learnership Stipend Rules

Stipend regulations are based on Sectoral Determination 5: Learnerships. A stipend is income issued to unemployed candidates placed on internships, learnerships and apprenticeships. Keeping stipends low increases the opportunity for low wages once qualified. Unemployed black youth, regardless of education achievement, are fundamentally reduced to NQF levels and tax rebates. Stipends have become anti poor, not…
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