Pictured: Hellyer College student Kaitlin Saward (work experience role), Communion Brewing Co owner Lydia Turner and Marist Regional College student Madeleine Dow (Casual wait staff member).
Sixteen-year-old student Madeleine Dow said that “It can be a challenge trying to balance school work, especially around exams.”
Madeleine has worked at Burnie’s Communion Brewing Co. since it opened in 2021 and said owners Andrew and Lydia Turner had been supportive of ensuring she has the time to focus on study that she needs.
Mr and Mrs Turner were the first to sign the pledge on Friday.
“It’s a privilege to employ and support young people, so work becomes a really positive part of their lives,” they said.
Employers can sign the pledge at https://burnieworks.com.au/student-friendly-workplaces/
We will not roster students on to work during school hours.
We will not offer students last minute shifts during school hours.
We will be considerate when rostering students on school nights.
We will not roster students on late shifts on the nights before exams, and we will encourage students to work less in the two weeks leading up to exams.
We will communicate and adhere to workplace legislation and our own policies around the rights of employees, especially when employing young people who are at school.
Read the whole story in The Advocate
Thank you to these Burnie businesses who have signed the pledge so far.