SEEKING BETTER PAY... Kadina Child Care Centre students Bill March, Ty Wheeler, Alexander Westbrook, Michael Reynolds and Eloise Johns are looked after by educated professionals such as director Sandra Tomkins, yet early-childhood educators in the private sector are being paid substantially less than their primary counterparts. SEEKING BETTER PAY... Kadina Child Care Centre students Bill March, Ty Wheeler, Alexander Westbrook, Michael Reynolds and Eloise Johns are looked after by educated professionals such as director Sandra Tomkins, yet early-childhood educators in the private sector are being paid substantially less than their primary counterparts.

Early childhood educators waging war for better pay

ABOUT 7000 Australian early-education workers plan to walk off the job this Wednesday in the sector’s biggest ever strike.

Local staff will not strike, but are fighting for better pay for private-sector early-education workers, who generally earn significantly less than primary teachers.

The Independent Education Union of Australia is campaigning for better wages for early-childhood teachers at the Fair Work Commission.

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