Belgium - Health employers refuse to sign early retirement arrangements - August 17, 2010

The SETCA/BBTK services union reports that a majority of employers in the non-profit health care sector are refusing to sign agreements setting out provisions for early retirement. The union believes that these employers are following the example of the main FEB employers’ organisation that has been calling for a hard line on early retirement. SETCA/BBTK argues that these provisions are very important for a sector that is characterised by difficult and stressful occupations and where pay levels are modest.


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