Child Care | National Union of Public and General Employees

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

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.

August 10, 2010

New regulated child care system goes into effect across the province in September.

May 4, 2010

Union represents more than 1,500 workers in over 100 child care centres across the province.

March 22, 2010

'Canada may be pulling into recovery but Ontario is not yet out of the recessionary woods.' - CCPA.

February 9, 2010

'The report shows there’s a lot more at stake than lost child care spaces.' - Andrea Calver.

January 12, 2010

Program will cost $1.5 billion when fully rolled out by 2015, says Premier Dalton McGuinty.

October 1, 2009

'Over the long term, every $1 invested in quality child care programs returns $2.54 in benefits to society.' - CCAAC.

September 27, 2009

'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.