Volume III
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Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Contracts of training.

3. Allowance payable to a trainee.

4. Hours of work of a trainee.

5. Overtime allowance.

6. Medical leave.

7. Certain laws and collective agreements not applicable to trainees.

8. Certain laws to apply to trainees and employees.

9. Guarantee of employment to trainees.

10. Termination of contract of training.

11. Regulations.

12. Offences.

13. Offences by bodies of persons.

14. This Act to prevail.

15. Interpretation.


8 of 1978.

AN ACT to provide for Employers of workmen in the Private Sector to enter into contracts of training with persons on certain terms and conditions; to guarantee Employment for the Trainees after the conclusion of the period of training under the contract; and to provide for connected matters.

[Date of Commencement: 1st May, 1978]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Employment of Trainees (Private Sector) Act.

2. Contracts of training.

Without prejudice to any scheme of training of, or to the employment of, apprentices in any other law, an employer of workmen in the private sector (hereafter in this Act referred to as the "employer”), may enter into a contract of training with any trainee for such period not exceeding one year as may be determined by the employer on terms and conditions hereafter set out in this Act, for the purpose of providing practical training to the trainee in any vocation specified in column I of the Schedule to this Act.

3. Allowance payable to a trainee.

(1) Every employer who has entered into a contract of training with a trainee under section 2, shall during the period of training, pay the trainee such allowance, specified in column II of the Schedule to this Act, as may be applicable to the vocation specified in the corresponding entry in column I of that Schedule, for which the trainee is being trained.

(2) A trainee shall not be entitled to receive during the period of training any salary, wage or allowance other than the allowance payable to him under subsection (1) or an allowance that may be paid to him under section 5.

4. Hours of work of a trainee.

The normal hours of work for a trainee shall not exceed—

(a) nine hours (inclusive of an interval of one hour for meals) in any one day; and

(b) forty-five hours in any one week.

5. Overtime allowance.

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