As of today, 10,000 of the province's family daycare workers will go on an indefinite general strike.
There was hope for a moment yesterday, but in the end, negotiations failed and the strike was announced at about 7:45 yesterday evening.
The union says the government is offering the workers a subsidy of $12.83 per hour, while the union is demanding that it be a minimum of $16.75 per hour.
Home childcare providers are not paid by the hour. Instead, they receive a grant from the Ministry of Families to provide the service at their home. This subsidy is provided for in a service agreement, which is currently under negotiation. Their second source of income is the parental contribution, or $8.35 per child per day, from which they receive $7.