Our 5 Point Plan
1. Invest in Growth and Jobs
We are calling on Labour to kick-start investment with an additional €2 billion
from the state’s own resources in Budget 2013. This will create 20,000 direct jobs,
increase growth and lower the deficit – all without need to increase borrowing.
2. Repair Public Finances by Taxing High Income Groups
There should an end to cuts in overall current spending (health, education, social
protection). All budgetary adjustments should fall on high-income groups – and their
capital and property – through increased taxation. This will minimise damage to
economic growth, protect public services and maintain the living standards to those on
3. Expand Public Enterprises, Don’t Sell Them Off
There should be no sell-off of public enterprises. Instead, new public enterprises
should be established and current enterprises expanded to promote growth,
investment and employment in the economy.
4. Increase Labour Rights in the Workplace
Increasing labour rights in the workplace is an economic and social good. Introduce
the legislative right to collective bargaining and the right of part-time workers to fulltime work in their workplace as per EU law.
5. Repudiate Odious Debt
Private banking debt should be removed from the state’s books. Suspend Anglo-Irish
promissory notes and require the Central Bank to negotiate a write-down of this
odious debt.The Campaign for Labour Policies believes that the agenda of equality and inclusion needs to be at the
forefont of Government policy. We do not believe that 'stabilising' our economy through cuts today
will help the Labour party to pursue its equality agenda tomorrow.
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