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WINDSOR, Ont. – Child care workers from the Come and Play Day Nursery have voted unanimously to become members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). The 17 child care workers and early childhood educators voted to join CUPE in a certification vote supervised by the Ontario Labour Relations Board on Wednesday, March 8th.

Our new members will now benefit from being part of Canada’s biggest union, representing the largest number of child care workers,” said Laura Moore, CUPE national representative. “Child care workers deserve respect and recognition for the care they provide for our children.”

CUPE advocates for quality, accessible child care, provided by dedicated professional workers in a not-for-profit environment. As the leading Canadian union in the child care sector, CUPE continues to wage successful public awareness campaigns on child care issues, including the fight against the federal conservative government’s plan to abandon provincial child care agreements.

Joining CUPE is the first step for child care workers to improve wages, benefits and working conditions,” said Moore. “We are committed to helping child care workers by organizing non-unionized workers, so they can enjoy the full support and resources of CUPE.”

For more information, please contact:

Laura Moore, CUPE National Representative, 519-977-4837 cell

James Chai, CUPE Communications, 416-292-3999