Early Childhood Education | National Union of Public and General Employees

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) provide an invaluable service to Canadian children and their families and to the future of our country. These dedicated workers help shape our children’s social, physical, emotional and cognitive development.

Unfortunately, these dedicated workers are subject to low wages, high levels of job insecurity, limited career opportunities and lack of recognition. For example, the earned income for an ECE is half of the national average. They are exposed to physically demanding work, poor physical environments, infectious diseases and stress.

The National Union has and will continue to advocate to ensure that ECEs are properly compensated and recognized for the work they perform.


News on Early Childhood Educators

May 23, 2012

According to the Parliamentary Budget Officer, Kevin Page, Old Age Security is sustainable - despite what the Harper government is telling you.

May 10, 2012

"Wherever and whenever you need them, NAPE is there. Every day. For your day."

February 6, 2012

“We are ready to get to the bargaining table to negotiate collective agreements that reflect the value of the vital services our members provide to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.”

March 8, 2011

Stable funding for Medicare, social programs and post-secondary education should not be sacrificed for today's corporate tax cuts.

January 23, 2011

MGEU requesting a return to the bargaining table as soon as possible.

January 12, 2011

Warren (Smokey) Thomas will present a brief on behalf of 125,000 OPSEU members across Ontario.

November 1, 2010

'Polling has told us the public values the public services they receive.' - Joan Jessome.

November 23, 2009

Wage increases plus steps to address bullying in the workplace.