Call for universal basic income trail in the West Midlands

Call for universal basic income trail in the West Midlands

Video thumbnail, How can a West Midlands mayor create more good jobs? A leading trade union wants the West Midlands’ first elected mayor to trial a ‘Universal Basic Income’ as society faces the prospect of robots replacing workers.

In a 20-point manifesto, Unison also called for the building of genuinely affordable housing, fair public transport fares and English language lessons for new arrivals.

It also said the new mayor should nationalise the M6 Toll, and provide free public transport for 16-19 year-olds in education.The region’s largest public sector trade union, whose members include health service and council staff, issued its manifesto […]

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