As an educator, we wear countless hats - educator, carer, photographer, record keeper, interior designer, counsellor, environmentalist, cleaner, scientist, storyteller, umpire, dancer, singer, actor, chef... and yet we are paid LESS than babysitters. I am a professional. I want my wages to reflect my profession - not just for me but to attract and retain QUALITY staff to benefit children, families, employers and our nation as a whole. For the first time in history, the Big Steps Campaign gives us this opportunity. There's no reason not to - join our union United Voice and be an activist in The Big Steps Campaign TODAY!
- by Marian Rakosi, educator.