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Sydney Hosts Child Care Conference

By Andrew Casey

The child care industry has had an explosive growth in the last decade but too few people want to recognise the impact of this growth and the changes in values it has

" Child care workers need to work together to build and maintain the profile, standards and values of an industry which is now nearly a century old," Sonia Minutillo, the Executive Vice-President of the Child Care Union said.

" This industry has a proud tradition of service to the community - a tradition which has been nurtured by the thousands of people who work in the industry.

" Unfortunately too few people recognise and value these traditions and standards," Sonia Minutillo said.

A Conference for NSW Child Care Workers, on Saturday August 26, is expected to attract more than 100 participants concerned about the working life of child care workers and the issues that affect them daily.

" This conference - organised by the Child Care Union - will take important steps towards establishing a positive profile for child care workers and their proud traditions," Sonia Minutillo said.

" There are between 15-20,000 child care workers in NSW. In the 1990s there was an almost four-fold increase in this industry, an explosive growth."

The conference theme - 'For the Love of It' - will look at the profile of child care workers, the regulations that impact on child care workers, the stress of child care and the rights and responsibilities of child care workers.

" Guest speakers will be from the Office of Child Care and a variety of industry specialists, as well as child care workers from across the industry," Ms Minutillo said.

The one day conference will be on Saturday August 26 in the LHMU Auditorium, Terrace Level, 187 Thomas St, Haymarket, Sydney.

The conference is open to union members and non members.

Conference Registration costs are $ 10 for union members and students; $ 15 for all other interested participants.

The conference is sponsored by HESTA - the Child Care Superannuation Fund.

For more information about the conference, and registration forms, please ring Rondell Millane or Jim Llloyd on 9281 9577


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*  Interview: Slyly Selling the Silver
In their recently published book Privatisation, Sell-off? or Sell out? (ABC Books), Bob and Betty Walker took a long hard look at the major government asset sales of the last decade. Here they tell Workers Online what they've learnt.
*  Politics: Dysfunctional Society
Noel Pearson looks at the plight of Aboriginal people through a prism of class and comes up with a challenging perspective on Aboriginal welfare, law and order and the state of our society.
*  History: Money Power
Should the People or the Banks Rule? Reserve Bank Governor McFarlane thinks he knows the answer. Eddie Ward was pretty strongly of the opposite view when the ALP introduced the Commonwealth Banking Legislation in 1945.
*  International: Soccer Pro Tackles Nike
Olympic sponsor Nike is under pressure over its human rights record in the run up to the Sydney Games.
*  Economics: Globalony
Frank Stillwell looks at the contradictory nature of the globalising economy and fears it is turning into a race to the bottom.
*  Satire: IVF Debate: Federal Government Tells Lesbians: "Get Fucked"
MELBOURNE, Monday: The Federal Court decision to allow single women and lesbians to use infertility treatment in Victoria has been attacked by the Federal Government, the Catholic Church and by pro-family community groups.
*  Review: Confessions Of A Union Buster
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