Big Steps is a campaign of early educators who have come together as members of their early childhood union, United Voice. These educators are calling on the government to fund professional pay for every educator, and they won’t stop until they have won.
Everyone knows that education is the key to unlocking a child’s potential, which means that every educator has an enormous responsibility. Yet early childhood educators are some of the lowest paid professionals in the country – and it isn’t a coincidence that 97% of them are women and that their pay can be as low as $20 an hour.
These wages do not reflect the value of their work or the value of the children for whom they care and educate. A responsible government would already have fixed this by funding equal pay for every educator.
To get involved contact:
NT Big Steps Coordinator