MEDIA RELEASE: Biggest educator walk off in Australia's early education history

In centres across Australia early learning educators will mark International Women’s Day 2017 – Wednesday 8 March - with the biggest early education walk off in Australian history.

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MEDIA RELEASE - Families deserve better

Children, families and educators let down by Government

The latest early childhood education and care announcement from the Federal Government is another betrayal for families and a sign of the continued disregard this Government has for children’s early learning.

The Prime Minister’s announcement today that the Government will combine the long-awaited Families Package legislation with cuts to Family Tax Benefits demonstrates just how little the Government cares about investing in Australia’s early education system.

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A letter to educators


A Letter from Helen Gibbons
Former Early Years Educator,
Assistant National Secretary of United Voice,
and the Big Steps Campaign Director
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Love doesn't pay the bills!

As educators, we love our jobs, but some politicians still think we do this job just “for the love of it”. But love doesn’t pay the bills! 

So last week some fellow educators and I visited our local shopping centre and tried buying our Christmas presents with love.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Educators chain themselves to gov't building


Sydney EQUAL PAY protest: childcare educators 
chain themselves to Government building

Protesting early childhood educators this morning chained and padlocked themselves outside the Sydney office of Treasurer Scott Morrison demanding the Government support their application for professional pay.

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