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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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