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Labor Government Delivers Vital Childcare Reforms

AmyAustralia’s early childhood educators celebrate the next step in their campaign for quality childcare with the release this morning of the guidelines for the implementation of the Early Years Quality Fund.

The Minister for Early Childhood, Childcare and Youth, Kate Ellis, made the announcement this morning surrounded by excited educators, relieved to finally be on the path towards the professional wages which are essential for a quality early childhood education and care sector that meets children’s needs.

Michael Crosby, National President of United Voice says “The Early Years Quality Fund is critical to slowing down the exodus of educators from early childhood education and care.

Every week 180 educators leave the sector, driven away by the poverty level wages.

This cannot be allowed to continue.

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Big Steps Case Lodged

BMitchell.JPGUnited Voice lodged an application with the Fair Work Commission for equal pay for Australia’s low paid early childhood educators in July 2013.

The application for an Equal Remuneration Order covers all early childhood professionals employed in Australia’s long day care centres, covering 68,000 educators providing early childhood education and care (ECEC) to approximately 610,000 children.

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Michael Crosby, National President of United Voice says “This application for equal pay is about quality – making sure we have high quality, professional educators to educate and care for the next generation of young Australians.

“Professional pay will enable this important sector to retain and build the workforce required to provide the quality education and care to which every child has a right.

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Big Steps Equal Pay Case - Next Step for Quality Childcare

Kerrie-Devir_300x200.gifUnited Voice, the early childhood education union, will lodge an application with the Fair Work Commission tomorrow for equal pay for Australia’s low paid early childhood educators.

The application for an Equal Remuneration Order covers all early childhood professionals employed in Australia’s long day care centres, covering 68,000 educators providing early childhood education and care (ECEC) to approximately 610,000 children.

Michael Crosby, National President of United Voice says “This application for equal pay is about quality – making sure we have high quality, professional educators to educate and care for the next generation of young Australians.

“Professional pay will enable this important sector to retain and build the workforce required to provide the quality education and care to which every child has a right.

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