Petition to the UK Parliament: Invest in a caring society. A living wage for mothers and other carers
Mothers are the primary carers everywhere in the world. Caring for children, sick, disabled and elderly people is work vital to society.
Carers are impoverished. Income Support is being abolished. Child Benefit, society’s commitment to children, is no longer universal. Carer’s Allowance is insultingly low and most carers don’t even qualify. 200,000 care workers are denied the minimum wage.
When mothers are impoverished, children suffer: hunger, ill-health, and more often taken into care.
The welfare state is the latest victim of the market's corruption of all it touches. Fighting like hell is the only option
guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 1 May 2013 09.00 BST
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The Welfare State is being destroyed. For the first time since 1945, our right to survive is under threat. Caring – in the home, hospitals, schools, and every institution – is being attacked.
We are launching a petition to defend caring. Society must invest in mothers and other carers – the foundation of any society.
The petition Invest in a caring society. A living wage for mothers and other carers, is a tool to organise for economic and social policies to be redirected away from the market and towards survival and wellbeing.
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