The NDP promised to make child care more accessible and affordable during the election campaign, and they are making good on that promise — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
"Canada must act to address the historical wrongs that have been perpetrated against Indigenous people. Furthermore, we must act to stop the continued discrimination that exists." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
The NSGEU/NUPGE is working with Dalhousie Faculty Association and Dalhousie University to develop a plan for a sustainable daycare at the Agricultural Campus in Truro.
"This is a great day for our members. They have worked hard to arrive at this deal and we're proud of this achievement." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
This Community Services Workers Appreciation Day, November 6, NUPGE is encouraging people to talk about the importance of these services and what can be done to reduce the tremendous pressure workers in the sector face.
Université de Saint-Boniface remains the only publically-funded post-secondary institution in Manitoba which does not offer the services of on-site child care to staff and students.
There have been some great promises for child care in this election, but the parties are silent on their plans to support well-trained, well-compensated Early Childhood Educators and child care workers.
On August 12, 2015 sign a pledge for quality child care that all families can afford and count on.
*“A big element that the provincial government is missing is that the program will be partially self-financing as more women will be able to go to work.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
The campaign asks provincial, territorial, Indigenous and local groups to work together to organize events to draw public attention to child care.
“Politicians should recognize that working families face a crisis in accessing quality, affordable child care," says BCGEU President Stephanie Smith, who began her career as an Early Childhood Educator. "This polling shows that it’s time for political leaders to commit to a universal, accessible and publicly funded child care system."
"What makes UBC Childcare special is the dedication and patience of BCGEU/NUPGE early childhood educators who bring out the best in the kids they care for." — Andrea Duncan, BCGEU Vice-President.
"This day of recognition is an important avenue to show our deepest respect and appreciation for the work that these dedicated child care and early educators do for our children." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“We always knew Hudak’s positions on a score of issues were extremist, but a job-killing plan on this scale will help destroy the economic health of communities across Ontario." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
"Like universal health care in the rest of the country, universal child care and early childhood education has become almost universally popular in Quebec and it's easy to see why." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.