Defending Worthy Wages
Posted Thursday, July 18, 2013 by Shelly Nye
July 12, 2013
The Australian government recently acted upon a "Big Steps Campaign" led by early childhood educators and announced the establishment of a Pay Equity Unit to investigate the lifting of wages across the early childhood education and care sector. The legislation provided $300 million to fund professional wages in the sector. Watch a speech defending this action delivered to the Austrilian Parliament by Kate Ellis, the Minister for Early Childhood and Childcare.