Christina De Oliveira, an IAM Local Lodge 1295 member believes there should be publicly funded child care available across the country. Christina, a mother of two, works in housekeeping at the Day’s Inn in London. Until her workplace organized with the IAM, wages were low and it was extremely difficult to pay for child care and hold down a decent job. Either the job conflicted with her child care responsibilities and did not pay enough to pay for child care or it fell outside the hours of child care centres, so any available options were too expensive.
In order to make things work, Christina works days and her husband works nights. This video clip is Christina’s message about why we need to Rethink Child Care.