Child Care

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2014 National Women's Conference
18 October 2013
Carried as Amended

Conference notes that affordable child care was one of the main issues raised by the young women members’ caucus at national young members weekend 2013.

Conference believes that affordable child care is essential if parents and those with parenting responsibilities, and in particular women, are to be effectively enabled to have access to full working lives.

Conference further believes that the current provision and practices vary widely between employers.

Conference calls on the National Women’s Committee to seek to work with the Bargaining Support Unit to survey branches on child care provision in order to:

(i) ensure an up-to-date picture of current agreements on child care provision is available;

(ii) develop a model bargaining claim for promoting to service groups.