Speak up for a universal child care solution in British Columbia

BCGEU supporting NDP public forum May 6 in Victoria


Victoria (2 May 2008) - The New Democratic Party has embarked on a Raising B.C. child care tour across the province this spring with the support of the British Columbia Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE).

The NDP is looking for input from frontline early childhood educators, child care providers, parents, and community leaders. A public forum is scheduled May 6 from 7-9 p.m. at the Fairfield New Horizons Activity Centre (380 Cook St. in Victoria) and the union is urging members to attend.

"Let them know your ideas for how a universal child care system could work in your community. The BCGEU has been working with our partners the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC in our Child Care - Let's Make It Happen! campaign on a plan for a publicly-funded child care system in B.C.," the union says.

"Our community tool kit outlines a realistic plan that will raise child care wages, lower parent fees and create more sustainable spaces. Please share this vision with parents, child care providers, and community leaders. Attend this public meeting and invite others in your community to join you. Encourage the NDP to endorse this plan."

BCGEU is offering a range of downloadable resources, including three backgrounders on a universal child care system for every child in the province. Please check the BCGEU Campaigns page  for more information.

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