When Burnie businesses support young people’s education, Burnie Works.
That’s why we’re asking Burnie businesses to PLEDGE to provide Student Friendly Workplaces (read the media release).
Through conversations with education providers, parents/carers, students and members of the Every Day Counts Community Network, we’ve heard that students as young as 14, are working casual jobs in Burnie – which is great! Young people are getting experience and earning money – we certainly don’t want to stop that from happening.
But we have heard that some students are working late shifts and are being rostered on during school hours. We have also heard that this is happening during exams.
To support students as they balance school, work and personal commitments, we are asking for your help – to pledge to the following actions: