Child Care

Child careThe 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.

 


News stories on Child Care

June 2, 2011

"Post-2011 election is a good time to keep in mind our tradition of solidarity, and to build on it in new ways," - Martha Friendly, Executive Director CRRU

March 3, 2011

Report recommends investing 1% of GDP to early care and learning.

January 13, 2011

Bringing together nearly 17,000 members who work in developmental services, children’s aid societies, child treatment areas, youth corrections and community agencies.

December 21, 2010

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.

December 5, 2010

Ranks a dismal 17th in the material well-being of children among OECD countries.

November 28, 2010

'We urge the B.C. government to take these findings seriously and act on them quickly.' - Darryl Walker.

November 25, 2010

Group urges supporters across the country to pressure the Harper government to take action on urgent parliamentary committee report.

November 9, 2010

'The employer is being stubborn and blocking a deal.' - OPSEU.

November 8, 2010

'This plan needs to go farther and set more ambitious targets with clear and transparent measures for accountability and oversight.' - Darryl Walker.

September 9, 2010

BCGEU also negotiates new collective agreement at St. James Daycare Society.