November 30: Canada-wide Day of Action for Childcare

November 28, 2022

To: All MoveUP Members

On November 30, we are encouraging all our members in BC and across the country to come together for the Canada-wide Day of Action to celebrate educators and push for a fair wage grid.

The day of action is to call on governments in BC and across Canada to recognize educators in child care programs as professionals with a fair, provincial, publicly funded wage grid NOW!

MoveUP is proud to represent the early childhood educators (ECEs) at Capilano University and we are in support of this day of action to bring recognition to all educators in child care programs across BC and Canada.

You can add your voice in support of educators by creating signs and posting them on social media and tagging #childcaredayofaction. You can also email your photos ahead of time to outreach@moveuptogether.ca and we will share them on our social media channels on that day.

In BC, the November 30 Day of Action seeks to call on government to ensure all educators in child care programs:

  • Are paid professional wages and benefits, based on a provincially funded wage grid, in line with their qualifications, experience and crucial role in society – just like K-12 teachers – to help solve the recruitment and retention problem;
  • Have paid time dedicated to professional development and advancement of BC’s Early Learning Framework and Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework;
  • Are supported to enter the profession through tuition-free access to public post-secondary programs, student loan waivers and ongoing bursaries.

To learn more about the Day of Action, visit the $10aday.ca website.

In solidarity,

Christy Slusarenko
Chair, Women & Gender Rights Committee

File Number: 22-MoveUP-CMIT-W&GR-November 30: Canada-wide Day of Action for Childcare-Nov-28
Union Label: jb:usw2009


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