Quebec home daycare workers protest for better working conditions
MONTREAL — Nearly 15,000 Quebec home daycare workers were striking for better working conditions on Monday, in a protest that affected over 90,000 children.
Members of the Fédération des intervenantes en petite enfance du Québec (FIPEQ) said that the protest was planned to raise awareness of the issues faced by daycare workers and lack of negotiations with the province, which have stalled over the issue of salaries.
Home daycare educators are frustrated because although they work up to 50 hours a week, they earn the same salary as educators working for government-run Centres de la petite enfance (CPE), who typically work 35-hour weeks.
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