Padarath focuses on workers’ rights
4 November, 2018, 11:00 pm
Mrs Padarath, who has been in politics for the past 20 years, said she was passionate about workers’ rights, particularly civil servants.
She said that FLP would remove the contractual terms that civil servants were currently receiving because of what she claims as a lack of “job security”.
She also revealed that they did not prefer classifying between skilled and unskilled workers as it was very condescending.
“If you don’t have a fair minimum wage rate unemployment will rise hence you have to have a balance for the employers and employees,” she said.
Ms Padarath who first started her political career with the Alliance Party said there would be a lot of dialogue and consultations regarding the minimum wage rate with relevant stakeholders.
She said if FLP forms government, then they will make all baby foods zero rated.
She added that they would also remove VAT on basic food items such as flour, rice, oil milk and baby milk.