BC Federation of Labour passes resolution on child care


THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the B.C. Federation of Labour develop and adopt a plan of action on childcare including:

– holding the federal government accountable, through the Canadian Labour Congress, to its election commitment to develop a national childcare plan;

– hold the provincial government accountable for federal money transfers targeted for childcare programs;

– making childcare and early childhood education a key issue in the upcoming provincial election;

– joining and supporting the Coalition of Childcare Advocates of BC and encouraging all affiliates to do the same; and

– participating fully with provincial and federal governments to maintain and enhance a comprehensive system for quality, group childcare including wage equity for childcare workers, child care referral services, out of school childcare and infant and toddler grants.