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Chesters shares pay rise commitment for childcare workers

lisa chesters childcare may 2019

Federal MP for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters met with early childhood workers yesterday to share Labor's commitment to childcare should they form government after Saturday's election. 

Chesters said that too many early childhood educators are being underpaid in their roles, and that too many leave the industry altogether because of their low wages.

Under Labor's plan, workers can expect a 20 per cent pay rise over 8 years, which sees an average total wage increasing by over $11,000. 

Additionally, Labor plans to help parents manage increasing childcare bills from July next year, by cutting up to $2,000 per child off childcare bills for familes.

The move will see close to 900,000 families have more cash back in their pockets.

Image via Lisa Chesters - Twitter.