The Big Steps Campaign is the campaign of early educators who have come together as members of their early childhood union, United Workers Union. These educators are calling on the Government to fund professional pay for every educator, and they won't stop until they have won.
New Campaign Campaigns
Pay Early Educators and Keep Centres Viable!Our sector is at crisis point. Despite the global pandemic we are facing, we risk our health every day to go to work. We are essential workers. Without us businesses will close, families will lose their incomes, and vulnerable children will lose their support. You can help protect us now. Provide us with the hand-held temperature scanners that are being used in Singapore to check children’s temperature before they enter the centre. YOU MUST: Announce a comprehensive plan to ensure early childhood educators will continue to be paid throughout the pandemic. Provide us with temperature scanners. Announce funding to keep centres viable and allow them to provide additional leave to their workforce. We are doing our bit. It is time for you to do your bit. We can look after the economy and community, but only if you look after us. Tamika Hicks Early Educator4,643 of 5,000 SignaturesCreated by Big Steps Campaign
Pay superannuation to staff at Gumnut early learning in LithgowWorkers employed at Gumnut in Lithgow are gravely concerned about their workplace entitlements as ECEC Management has not been paying superannuation for up to a year for some workers. Workers at Gumnut are asking for their basic employment entitlements to be met. Will you sign?231 of 300 SignaturesCreated by Big Steps
Early childhood educators reject attacks on our sector!The government does NOT have to act on these recommendations. They can choose to ignore them, and to stand by quality in early childhood education. They’ll be watching educators’ reactions closely to decide which path they take - so please sign and share this petition to show Australian's children deserve quality early childhood education and early childhood educators deserve to be valued! - Jade, Educator, Sydney.2,712 of 3,000 SignaturesCreated by Jade Child
Stand with Educators!Malcolm Turnbull’s government won’t listen. He’s refused to meet with us, and he refuses to fund equal pay for educators. That’s why we’re telling politicians everywhere: we're making equal pay an election issue. Bill Shorten is potentially our next Prime Minister. We have a clear message for him: support early educators, and educators will support you. Please sign now to tell Bill Shorten to meet with me and other educators - together we're strong!756 of 800 SignaturesCreated by Michelle, early childhood educator