Coronavirus and Early Childhood; we need rights and action!

Coronavirus and Early Childhood; we need rights and action!

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We need our Government to step up and stand up for us by providing safe conditions for workers and their families.

During the coronavirus world pandemic, many things have changed. We can't live our normal lives, uncertainty and stress is constant and everyday choices put people at risk. We have become essential but expendable workers. This is awful.

Schools have closed, almost everything is closed, but we are expected to soldier on and continue work without proper equipment in a high risk environment. Children can be carriers. We are being forced to work as 'essential workers' but not given what we need to continue to do big-hearted work in safety. We go to work worried, concerned and uncertain. We go to work unprotected by our government.

The government is not providing us with guaranteed pay, leaving that up to the discretion of the corporations most centres operate under. Some of us have lost a wage recently and feel forced to work in sub-par conditions during this pandemic. This puts our own families at risk. We are between a rock and a hard place and being taken advantage of for the sake of profit.

We get paid terribly and our conditions as low income earners and mostly women have meant that we get largely ignored when we try to change this. We need our government to step up and provide whats necessary. No more being ignored! 

It's time to sign this petition to tell Daniel Andrews what is needed:

- Shutting down for AT LEAST two weeks, like schools have shut down while centres are deep cleaned. This needs to be government mandated to prevent shortcuts by companies.

- Dedicated centres set up for the children of health care workers who are at high risk of exposure. Pay educators hazard pay if they choose to work at these centres.

- Guaranteed pay during shutdown and until this is over; the government MUST make sure JobKeeper gets to the workers and not the companies, this needs to include ALL workers. We don't need to fret over job security as well as our families and community's health.

-Do what is needed to protect us from contracting this virus and passing it on to our families. We need protective gear and proper supplies. The whole industry needs to step up and our Government must make a stand now to provide better legislation that protects workers. It's time for change.

We need action, not just thanks and lip service. But thank you.

We already know we are part of the backbone of the nation, but we will not bear this burden with bent backs. We must stand tall and together, it should not even be a question that we are worth our rights to a safe workplace. Everyone deserves a safe workplace.

Let's shut it down, get paid like everyone else and have the government do their job better. Lets get a specific and proactive solution in place to protect everyones physical safety and mental wellbeing, now and in the future. It's time to get the ball rolling.

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