- On average, women live longer than men, yet the retirement age for men is 5 years later than for women.
- Many women in Britain today have to put up with low paid and part-time work to support their families. Women are also poorly represented in many areas of public life such as our elected authorities at all levels.
- Parents are often forced to juggle their lives around some of the worst child-care facilities in Europe.
A regionalist government in Wessex will:
- legislate to equalise the treatment of men and women under the law, including the immediate introduction of equal pension rights and an equal retirement age for both sexes
- provide incentives to improve child-care facilities, while tightening regulation of child-care providers to ensure minimum standards.
Meanwhile, the Wessex Regionalists will:
- campaign for local authorities in Wessex to become model employers in regard to child-care provision.