Our Campaign for Professional Pay

Our Campaign for Professional Pay

As Australians we pride ourselves on living in a country that values hard work, a fair go and equal opportunity for all. But the gender pay gap here has grown in the past decade. Working in a female dominated sector like ours, early childhood education and care, means that we're some of the lowest paid professionals in Australia.

A responsible government that wants to address the gender pay gap would have already delivered us the respect we deserve: professional pay that recognises our essential role in society.

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Everyone agrees that all stages of a child’s education are invaluable – whether they are learning to count or solving a year six maths question. Yet as early childhood educators we are paid a 1/3 less than those teaching and caring for children just a few years older. 

A responsible government that values every child would value every educator. It is time for our wages to reflect the essential role we have in shaping the future, one child at a time. 

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