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Income

Vision: Everyone has enough income to live a dignified life, through decent wages, a reduced gender pay gap and support for families with children.


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Policy:

a. Set the minimum wage at a livable level, ensure all public sector employers pay the Living Wage, set a mandatory 10:1 pay ratio in the public sector and reduce the gender pay gap.

b. Provide an adequate level of income support to everyone who is not in paid work, make it unconditional and flexible, and responsive to changing work status, and pilot an Unconditional Basic Income.

c. Restore the universal provision of income support for parents and caregivers of children and provide for 26 weeks of paid parental leave that is flexible and allows both partners to take leave.