Wages and conditions
HGT Employees - Wages and Conditions
The information provided here has been extracted from the HGT/United Voice (formally LHMU) Collective Agreement under which HGT apprentices and trainees are employed.
As an employee of Hospitality Group Training, apprentices and trainees are placed with host employers for the period of their training. You have certain obligations and responsibilities to both your employer and your host-employer under your Contract of Training - these are summarised below.
You are entitled to be paid wages according to the award or agreement you are employed under and these are outlined as follows
Cookery Apprentice - HGT/United Voice Collective Agreement
Cookery Trainee - HGT/United Voice Collective Agreement
Hospitality Trainee - HGT/United Voice Collective Agreement
School Based Apprentice - HGT/United Voice School Based Collective Agreement
General Employment Conditions / Contract of Training
A Contract of Training is a legally binding contract between the apprentice / trainee and the employer. The contract is the basis of a work-based training arrangement to enable the opportunity for people to develop job skills and gain a nationally recognised qualification. Under the contract system the apprentice / trainee agrees to undertake the necessary training to acheive competence in their chosen field and the employer agrees to arrange for training. The contract is registered with Traineeship and Apprenticeship Services (TAS). TAS is a unit of the Traineeship and Apprenticeship Services Directorate of the Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology. TAS manages and administers the Contract of Training system under delegation from the Training and Skills Commission.
Terminating a Contract of Training
After the probationary period of your apprenticeship / traineeship has expired, cancellation of the Contract of Training can only be done by mutual consent between both parties (both the employer and the employee). Approval to cancel the Contract of Training will be granted by TAS upon receipt of a signed request for mutual cancellation. Where both parties do not agree to the cancellation of the Contract of Training the matter is in dispute and is referred to the Grievances and and Disputes Mediation Committee. The Committee will make a determination on the matter.
Obligations of Apprentices and Trainees under the Contract of Training System
Attend work, observe the conditions of their employment and follow the lawful directions of the employer
Work towards achieving the qualification stated in the Contract of Training
Undertake training and assessment in accordance with the requirements of the Training Plan
Acknowledge that all on the job instruction and any other material provided by the employer remains the property of the employer
Acknowledge that information obtained from the employer and given in circumstances of confidence must be kept confidential
Not terminate their employment without the mutual agreement of the employer
The failure of an Apprentice / Trainee to meet these obligations may result in a dispute instigated by the employer or subsequent Contracts of Training not being approved.
For more information on the Contract of Training System you can contact Traineeship and Apprenticeship Services (TAS) on 1800 673 097.