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25 Oct 2006

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Hi,

I would like to know - we work from 8H30 - 17H30 with an hour lunch from Monday - Friday and every Saturday 4 hours - we are forced to work on public holidyas (without getting paid) - and then you are allowed one weekend off a month - if it is not in a school holiday - then you must work straight through.

If you should get sick - even just for one day - you forfit your off weekend -

I am working here from March 2006 and still doesn't have a contract. I used to have another position and then was given a "higher" position and was promissed a better salary - ha ha ha - still nothing!

My stress levels are rising and I'm sick where I used to be one of the healthiest person's on the earth!

Please what can I / we do?

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01 Jan 0001

Hi Slave. Yes sounds like you are just that. Like the slaves of yesterday, you need to break your chains and rise up. Put in a call tho the Department of Labour to assist you. Souds like intolerable conditions and that many rules are being broken. Act soon before your spirit is broken and your mental and physical health become affected. Good Luck!
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