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CUPE assails Nova Scotia day-care plan [CA-NS]

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CBC News
Publication Date: 
26 Sep 2006

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The union representing child-care workers in Nova Scotia has launched a highly critical attack on a government plan to add 150 portable day-care spaces for low-income families this year.

Danny Cavanagh, provincial president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) said in a Tuesday release the plan confirms "the current government has no clue what it is going to take to build a child-care system for Nova Scotians that will meet the needs of working families."

He said the additions fail to meet pressing needs for many more spaces, higher pay for workers and help for non-profit day-care centres, which the union says represent half the sector.

- reprinted from the CBC News