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Bank at CommBank? Seems that we CAN’T

More than fifty United Voice cleaners and supporters yesterday met at the Commonwealth Bank on Queen Street, Brisbane, to make small and individual deposits into the Australians for a Living Wage for CommBank Cleaners account. Continue reading

Brisbane launch gives parents a voice

The Big Steps TV ad has made its latest appearance in Brisbane, with an enthusiastic turnout for the launch at a local southside centre. Centre Director, Amanda Stevenson, was thrilled to host the event. “I am determined to get as many people as possible on board the Big Steps campaign,” she said. The launch was attended by many families and children from the centre, as well as from other centres in the area who came to lend their support. Continue reading

A big step for Big Steps

Over 11,000 signatures have been presented to the Deputy Prime Minister, Wayne Swan, on giant coloured crayons. The names and crayons represent the huge amount of support for the Big Steps campaign to secure professional wages for early childhood educators and carers. There has been extensive media coverage of the issue, and this campaign has had a visible impact on Government leaders.   In Parliament, Wayne Swan has said: "We understand how important it is that childcare workers are well paid. We understand how important it is that there is a career for childcare workers.”   Continue reading