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 13, 2014

“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.

February 10, 2014

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.

July 16, 2013

Workers back bargaining priorities with strike vote.

May 14, 2013

Elephanttalk.ca is intended to start the conversation for Manitobans to share their concerns and their stories about public services in Manitoba.

May 3, 2013

 “The inconsistency in what government is saying and what government is doing is unbelievable. There is clearly a credibility issue here.” - Carol Furlong, NAPE President.

May 3, 2013

“If this government truly believes in fairness, as it claims, then the province’s corporations have to be involved." - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.

April 26, 2013

"We must ensure every worker has the freedom to join a union to protect their interests. Only then will workplace tragedies be prevented," said Clancy. James Clancy, NUPGE President.

April 23, 2013

“Privatization does not work, no matter what you call it. The public pays more for lower quality services. Just think Ornge, gas plants, e-Health, Highway 407 – and now, chemo drugs.”

March 21, 2013

“Government must be accountable for both the quality of services delivered to Saskatchewan families, and the cost of providing those services." – Bob Bymoen, SGEU President.

March 14, 2013

“There is no reason that Saskatchewan labour law needs to be so radically different than the Canadian legislative norm in the treatment of supervisory employees,” says Clancy.