Canada has one of the lowest child care access rates in the industrialized world and fees are among the highest.
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
Conservative government is paying lip service to improving the lives of women even as it refuses to support pay equity, child care and economic measures that support women's equality. So the Canadian Labour Congress is sending each Member of Parliament a gift of chocolate lips with an accompanying note - 'women are tired of lip service'.
Survey of child care standards in 25 developed countries
The Superior Court of Quebec has declared unconstitutional two pieces of legislation denying certain home care and child care workers their right to join a union and other labour rights.
The Australian experience should teach the Harper government a lesson
'Time to vote for the party you trust most to deliver a universal, community-based child care system.'
Shelagh Germyn trekking 260 kilometres from Campbell River to Victoria
Mediation ends as employer continues to demand rollbacks
“We always knew Hudak’s positions on a score of issues were extremist, but a job-killing plan on this scale will help destroy the economic health of communities across Ontario." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Sign the petition calling on the government of Canada to work with the provinces and territories to increase the number of good quality and affordable child care spaces in Canada.