Well done everyone, we shared our stories and expert knowledge of the sector with the Productivity Commission Enquiry into Childcare. Check out United Voice's response to the Productivity Commission's Draft report here. We're really proud of so many strong Union members speaking at the Productivity Commission hearings.
From across the country, 11 members spoke up at the hearings, representing the almost 15,000 fellow union members in early childhood education. Many more members submitted to the Productivity Commission in other ways. United Voice spoke up for the sector with a response to the Draft Report from the Productivity Commission, you can read it here.
United Voice member Kate at the NSW Productivity Commission Hearings
The Productivity Commission are listening to us and the Government is listening to us. Assistant Minister for Education Sussan Ley listened to our stories about why quality matters in the sector stating:
“I also recognise there are valid -arguments supporting the importance of access to high-quality childcare for the socialisation and early learning of our children, and we shouldn’t lose sight of that.”
So we must continue building on this momentum, building our sector and building our strong union.
We know Quality Matters and together we are sharing that message with the Productivity Commission, the Government and the country.