Member associations should negotiate contract language which ensures that academic and general staff are supported in meeting their dependent care obligations including, but not limited to, sufficient access to employer funded child and infant care, ensuring reasonable accommodation of work schedules, ensuring that no member is penalized as a result of their dependent care responsibilities, and ensuring access to appropriate family leave provisions.
Child and infant care should be affordable, high quality, and accessible. Accessibility includes sufficient number of spaces in childcare facilities. Such care should be provided in a public or not-for-profit organization and by staff who are unionized and appropriately remunerated.
Approved by the CAUT Council, May 2017.