Bringing together nearly 17,000 members who work in developmental services, children’s aid societies, child treatment areas, youth corrections and community agencies.
The National Union has worked for many years to promote the need for a universal, affordable and high quality Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) program in Canada. Research shows access to quality child care enhances children’s development in every way – intellectually, physically, emotionally and linguistically. The National Union believes the establishment of an ECEC program is an investment in our future and our greatest resource – our children.
The National Union also continues to advocate to ensure that early childhood educators are compensated and recognized for the invaluable work they perform with Canada’s children. These dedicated workers often endure low wages, difficult working conditions and high levels of job insecurity. The National Union will continue to highlight the fact that the lack of proper wages and benefits, and the lack of respect and recognition, are driving child care workers and early childhood educators out of their field.
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Private child care centres will not be affected but all those receiving public funding will be required to ban religious teaching as of next June.
Ranks a dismal 17th in the material well-being of children among OECD countries.
'We urge the B.C. government to take these findings seriously and act on them quickly.' - Darryl Walker.
Group urges supporters across the country to pressure the Harper government to take action on urgent parliamentary committee report.
'The employer is being stubborn and blocking a deal.' - OPSEU.
'This plan needs to go farther and set more ambitious targets with clear and transparent measures for accountability and oversight.' - Darryl Walker.
BCGEU also negotiates new collective agreement at St. James Daycare Society.
New regulated child care system goes into effect across the province in September.
Union represents more than 1,500 workers in over 100 child care centres across the province.