Harrow child care workers join CUPE

    WINDSOR, ON, Aug. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Child care workers from Harrow Day
Care Centre, located in the Town of Harrow, have voted to become members of
the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). The 11 early childhood
educators and child care workers overwhelmingly voted to join CUPE in a
certification vote supervised by the Ontario Labour Relations Board on
Thursday, August 23, 2007.
    "CUPE is committed to organize child care professionals, like our new
members from Harrow child care centre," said Laura Moore, CUPE national
representative. "Our strength in numbers and experience in the child care
sector will help elevate the quality of child care and improve working
conditions for child care professionals."

    The Harrow Day Care centre provides child care services to many families
in the town of Harrow and the surrounding area, and is licensed for
50 children, from toddlers to school-aged.

    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 in Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Laura Moore, CUPE National Representative,
cell: (519) 977-4837; James Chai, CUPE Communications, (416)-292-3999

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