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CLA underage learners


A CLA is an agreement between representatives of the employer and employees. A CLA regulates the rights and obligations as well as the individual and collective relationships of employers and employees. Sectoral CLAs are concluded by the competent joint committee, in this case PC 304. The agreements in this CLA therefore only apply to this sector. This CLA specifies the conditions and working situations under which young people in training are allowed to work. Underage learners are allowed to work in the context of their education, in a way that is adapted to the needs of the sector. Thus they may work no more than 10 hours per day. They can work until midnight and are allowed to work twelve Sundays a year, in addition to all public holidays. However, these provisions are exceptions to the general regulations and may only be applied where necessary and unavoidable.