Early childhood educators have a huge responsibility educating children in the first few years of their lives. But the Federal Government doesn’t value our work; we’re paid as little as $21 an hour.
We’re some of the lowest paid professionals in Australia – earning half the national average wage.
We’re undervalued because our workforce is 95 percent female, and it’s seen as just “women’s work”. So we’re saying it’s time Malcolm Turnbull values our work by funding equal pay.
This will be the biggest early education walk off in Australian history. Please support us as we take this historic action.
Join us at 4pm as we march through the city after walking off the job on 27 March. We will be starting at Federation Square and finishing at Alexandra Gardens.