OUR SAY: Apprentice policies are lacking
WHO doesn't love a tradie?
Without them life would be a complete drag, not to mention the potential Workplace Health and Safety incidents that would sprout like weeds thanks to over enthusiastic, yet completely under qualified, home handymen and women.
Who would fix your pipes when the toilet backs up? Install that down light you simply had to have? What about build that deck out the back you've been harping on to hubby about for 10 years?
My dad was a builder and his dad before that, so I know how hard they work.
They're up at the crack of dawn and the physical toll is something that cannot be monetised.
JRZ Homes director Jesse Zielke is right to query the government's payroll tax rebate for apprentices and find it lacking.
Tradies are the backbone of society. So raise your chocolate milk and pie and demand better.