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On October 21, Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Appreciation Day, we reflect on the significant role childcare workers play in our children’s lives and extend our deep appreciation for their skill and dedication.    OPSEU/SEFPO proudly represents thousands of child care workers and Designated Early Childhood Educators (DECEs), who work hard every...

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Sunday, October 17, is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.  For the second straight year we have seen how COVID-19 is making a bad problem far worse. In addition to killing millions, the pandemic has plunged as many as 163 million more into poverty or back into poverty, according to This year’s...

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Poverty, abuse, inadequate education and child marriages are some of the challenges that many girls around the world continue to face as we mark the International Day of the Girl Child on Monday, October 11. We wish the day could be solely devoted to celebrating the achievements of girls around the world, but it’s an...

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