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Focus on work, wages

Felix Chaudhary
Sunday, July 20, 2014

IMPLEMENTING policies that provide decent work and wages for workers in the country is the primary focus of the People's Democratic Party.

Leader, Felix Anthony, said the creation of employment that gave workers a good pay that would allow them to live with dignity would be the cornerstone of their campaign.

"Keeping wages low will not necessarily attract investment or create employment," he said.

"The current government has commented that we are trying to emulate Singapore — it's ironic because they are one of the highest paid wage economies in the region.

"They've been very successful because of political stability and industrial harmony.

"The benefits to the economy and demand increases when people have more disposable income and this can only happen when workers are given decent jobs and paid a decent wage."

Mr Anthony said the PDP had policies in place that would assist in increasing employment opportunities and wages.

"We will offer a very detailed policy on job creation — which I don't want to divulge too much about right now — but the policy will be detailed and specify sectors.

"It will also detail how we will go about doing this."








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