A new political party has been launched – on International Workers’ Day – to represent the interests of people whose opportunities in life have been restricted because they earn low wages.
The Underpaid People’s Independence Party – UPIP – will campaign for better pay, better rights and a better say on behalf of all those who currently earn less than they need in order to pay their own way.
The new party has announced several policies already:
- A living wage for every working person, ensuring that the overburdened benefit system does not subsidise greedy corporations
- A guaranteed ‘income floor’ for all British citizens, ensuring that those who do not work because of illness or unemployment are able to live with dignity
- The guarantee of employee benefits including sick pay, holiday rights and both lower and upper limits on the number of hours worked
- Strengthened – and rigorously-enforced – health and…
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