13. Payment of apprentices-
(1) The employer shall pay to every apprentices during the period of apprenticeship training such stipend at a rate not less than the 1[prescribed minimum, rate, or the rate which was being paid by the employer on 1st January, 1970 to the category of apprentices under which such apprentice falls, whichever is higher] as may be specified in the contract of apprenticeship and the stipend so specified shall be paid at such intervals and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed.
2[(2) An apprentice shall not be paid by his employer on the basis of piece work nor shall he be required to take part in any output bonus or other incentive scheme.]
1. Subs. by Act 27 of 1973
2. Subs. by Act 27 of 1973