Monday, October 29

CUPE fights private daycare

Child care advocates are mobilizing across Canada to fight big-box daycare saying they fear the arrival of "Fast Eddy" Groves' company will raise fees and lower quality in this country.

"Our biggest concern is that foreign owned big-box child care is going to drive a stake through any notion of a national child-care system," said Paul Moist, the national president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents some 7,000 Canadian child-care workers.

"We intend to make child care an election issue."

Moist said the union will tap into a $5 million anti-privatization war chest to fund the fight and lobby government to keep public daycare subsidies away from for-profit child care.

LINK: TorStar

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