Today we paid Parliament House a visit, donning purple ties and suit jackets.
At the top of the public staircase we sang to the Government:
1, 2, 3 4 5, we can only just survive,
6, 7, 8 9 10, why not pay us all like men?
Why do you pay us low?
Yeah we're mostly women, SO?!
We are ready for this fight –
Equal pay, it’s our right!
We are some of the lowest paid professionals in Australia. The fact that over 90% of us are women is no coincidence.
It is clear that our profession is undervalued because the majority of us are women.
That’s why early childhood educators like me are holding events across Australia this November.
We need to act in order to win, so get involved by talking to your organiser, make sure to like our Facebook page and share the actions members are taking!