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10,000 of the province's family daycare workers will go on an indefinite general strike as today

10,000 of the province's family daycare workers will go on an indefinite general strike as today
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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.

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