TORONTO, Ont. – Child care workers from McMurrich Sprouts Daycare, located in Winona McMurrich Elementary Public School in Toronto, have voted to become members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). The 22 early childhood educators, child care assistants and cooks voted to join CUPE in a certification vote supervised by the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
“CUPE is dedicated to improving and expanding quality not-for-profit child care,” said Laura Moore, CUPE national representative. “Organizing child care professionals improves wages, benefits and working conditions – we welcome our new members to our growing unionized child care family.”
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 push to pass Bill C-303, an NDP private members bill, that will lay the foundation for an accountable, high quality early learning and child care system.
For more information, please contact:
Laura Moore, CUPE National Representative, 519-977-4837 cell
James Chai, CUPE Communications, 416-292-3999