Kids In Childcare? Here's What You need To Know
Parents are being urged to make arrangements for their kids as childcare workers walk off the job this week in their fight for a pay rise.
United Voice assistant national secretary Helen Gibbons says 6,500 staff will strike on Tuesday, causing some centres to close during the third strike in under 12 months for the industry.
"It really demonstrates, their growing frustration and anger at the federal's government's failure to act," Ms Gibbons said in Brisbane on Sunday.
She assured children will be safe as families have been pre-warned to make alternative arrangements during the full day and afternoon closures.
The union wants early childhood educators to be paid more than the $21 an hour average.
Early childhood educator Kirstie Fildes said her workload is increasing and the pay needs to reflect this.