Today we have launched two new advocacy actions. We know that ECEs and early years staff have many concerns at this time and we are doing our best to address them all. These two actions respond to only two of the many important and critical issues we are working on.
Early Childhood Educators deserve $4 pandemic pay and decent work:
We wrote to Education Minister Stephen Lecce to express our deep concerns with the inconsistent and often very low wages of ECEs and child care workers, who are working across the province on the front-lines in emergency child care supporting children and families.
We demanded that the Ontario Government extend the $4 pandemic pay to apply to all staff in emergency child care and ensure a minimum wage of $25 an hour for all ECEs providing care in Ontario.
You can amplify our demands to immediately extend the $4 pandemic pay to Early Childhood Educators and child care workers working in emergency child care. Click HERE to send an email to Premier Ford, Education Minister Lecce and your local MPP.
Click HERE to read our letter to Education Minister Stephen Lecce.
Returning to Work: ECE and early years staff perspectives:
We understand this is a time of uncertainty, and many are worried about what our programs and profession will look like post-COVID. We are taking a solution-based approach to engaging with decision-makers and hearing from you will help us to raise your concerns and ideas directly to government. By filling out this survey you are helping the AECEO to identify the pressing concerns of RECEs and early years staff.
We invite you to fill out this survey and share your concerns, perspectives, and ideas with us.
Click HERE to access the survey. Survey closes May 18.
Thank you for advocating with us!