thank you for replying.
we were told that the terms of the previous contract were to be changed and if we wanted to keep working for the company then we had to sign it before a certain date.
we are paid per class and we usually only teach 1-2 classes a day in the evening. this means most instructors have full time jobs away from fitness in the day and don't rely on the money
due to this, most instructors didn't want any hassle and signed the contract
I however rely on the money so signed the contract as I thought I would be fired.
I appreciate that was probably very naïve
there is nothing in the contract about paying for training courses, by ourselves or the company
there is no guarantee we will be offered work and there is an exclusivity clause which prevents us working for similar companies and this extends after termination of contract for 3 months
if you need more information I will happily provide it,