We demand a blanket ban on unpaid trial shifts being used to exploit job applicants
People who are desperate for work take these shifts and can work for up to 40 hours, before being let go. Far too many employers have made potential employees do a full day “trial shift”.
Not paying workers is wage theft. Everybody deserves a fair day’s pay for an honest day’s work.
The current laws allow companies to invite prospective employees to do trial shifts that may, or may not, lead to a job offer. This practice is spreading and something must be done.
People are desperate for work, you can get through a town of people staffing for free for a shift and not pay any of them for a second...we call that slavery and exploitation. If you can’t pay someone for segments of their life then they do not value someone’s life at all. The price paid in wages is how much an employer values your life, cut up into the hours. Wage slavery is set out from the onset, but without wages it’s just slavery.
This is just so wrong. Slavery by the back door!
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