Ranks a dismal 17th in the material well-being of children among OECD countries.
'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.
'Polling has told us the public values the public services they receive.' - Joan Jessome.
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.
'The report shows there’s a lot more at stake than lost child care spaces.' - Andrea Calver.
Program will cost $1.5 billion when fully rolled out by 2015, says Premier Dalton McGuinty.
Wage increases plus steps to address bullying in the workplace.
'Over the long term, every $1 invested in quality child care programs returns $2.54 in benefits to society.' - CCAAC.
'Government needs to step forward with a comprehensive plan to ensure that quality care and education for our young children is here now and in the future.' - Shelley Ward.
'The decrease in provincial budget funding for child care is most likely a result of the Harper Conservative government’s 2006 cancellation of the bilateral agreements.'
Working with health and social development departments to come up with a plan in case centres are forced to close.
'Child care is a critical piece of the puzzle for many Manitobans these days.' - Gord Mackintosh, family services and housing minister.