We all know just how incredible those working with, caring for and educating our precious little people are. But what many of us don't know is that these remarkable people are not paid properly.
Some qualified early years educators are paid as little as $21 an hour!
This is wrong and we need to do something about it!
That's why we've teamed up with educators from across the country and are supporting them in their national campaign for better wages - Big Steps. We're joining in their call urging the Federal Government to properly invest in early learning and care so it's:
- affordable for families
- accessible for all kids, AND
- where our educators are paid properly!
ON 27 March 2018 EDUCATORS ARE TAKING THEIR BIGGEST CAMPAIGN ACTION YET - WALKING OFF THE JOB!
There often isn't a more powerful way to show politicians and decision makers just how valuable you then when you stop doing the work hundreds of thousands of us depend on.
Educators know how much their families and their children depend on them - that's why they've given us plenty of notice and are asking for us to support them by making alternative care arrangements on March 27 so they can have one day to focus all their energy on their campaign.