Hundreds of ECE centres backtracking on pay parity - lobby group

Hundreds of ECE centres backtracking on pay parity - lobby group
The Early Childhood Council says centres want pay parity for their teachers but the government funding doesn't add up. (Image: NZME)
Cécile Meier
Murray Jones
Hundreds of daycares are backtracking on pay parity commitments, according to a sector lobby group. Early Childhood Council (ECC) chief executive Simon Laube said centre owners want pay parity for their teachers but could not afford to pay for it because of insufficient government funding. The council, which represents more than 1300 Early Childhood Education (ECE) centres, is providing guidance to hundreds of centres on how to restructure to reverse pay parity, he said. But the union representing ECE teachers said pay parity sho...

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