Protest for public and not for-profit childcare, Saturday 12th June 1:30pm, Central Bank Plaza, Dame Street
Responding to the the revelations today that the HSE cut funding to the Childminding Advisory Service affecting 33 specialists whohave been engaged to provide advice and support to childminders across the state spokesperson for the ROSA campaign which already announced a protest this Saturday calling for a properly publicly run not for profit childcare service, Emma Quinn said:
“Today’s revelations which come so soon after the Prime Time exposé of the bad treatment of children in privately run crèches makes an utter nonsense of Minister Frances Fitzgerald’s claims of her commitment to children’s rights.
As is the case with childcare facilities run on a for-profit basis this government is concerned only about the bottom line as dictated by the troika and to hell with the consequences for our children. The protest call by the ROSA campaign for this Saturday is people’s opportunity to publicly register their opposition to the cheapskate approach of big business and government to childcare and to make the call for a publicly run childcare system.”