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BUDGET 2012: Childcare fees important but workforce reform critical, says union

On the eve of the federal budget United Voice the early childhood education and care union says fees and fee increases are important issues in childcare reform but the key to improving quality is addressing the low wages of childcare educators in Australia. Continue reading

Early Childhood Teacher Scholarship Program

The Queensland Government is committed to providing all Queensland children with access to a quality early education program in the year before they start school by 2014. To support existing early childhood educators meet the qualification requirements for delivering an approved kindergarten program, the Department of Education and Training has developed the Early Childhood Teacher Scholarship Program.   Continue reading

United Voice member runner-up in the QCU 'Uncle Bob' Anderson Award, 2011

Congratulations to Michael Bon, recognised by the Queensland Council of Unions for outstanding commitment to the Union movement United Voice Member Organiser Michael Bon nominated by the QCU Indigenous Working Committee for the Uncle Bob Anderson Award for 2011. The award – presented in celebration of NAIDOC Week – honours an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander activist or delegate who has made a substantial contribution to the Union movement.  Continue reading