Why Don’t We Just Pay a Living Wage to Mothers and Carers?

‘Since Tony Blair called single mothers “workless” we have been treated as worthless, and our benefits have been cut – first one parent benefit, then universal child benefit and income support, the only benefits that recognised mothers were entitled to money from the state while raising their children’ –Nina Lopez

Nina Lopez of the Global Women’s Strike and founder of Legal Action for Women writes for the Big Issue in the North.