Providing a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) to civil servants if negotiations on salaries and benefits are not completed with the Trades Unions within 3 months of being elected to Government.
Raising the non-contributory pension from $155 to $225 per week. Maintain relativity to contributory pension.
Raising the minimum wage from $6.25 per hour to $8.00 per hour and extending it to all workers.
Reducing the number of homes being foreclosed on, by working with the banks to establish a Troubled Mortgage Relief Programme.
Paying the Reverse Tax Credit of $1,300 for those earning less than $18,000.
Putting in place a programme to eliminate the 5,000 pit toilets still remaining across Barbados. Small contractors and community-based businesses will carry out this work.
Increasing funeral grants by $500.
Giving priority within the Government’s existing $400m budget to the purchase of goods and services from small businesses, those run by economically disadvantaged, or community-owned groups and young people.