Denmark - Retirement changes anger union - May 19, 2011

The FOA public services union has attacked the government’s pension changes which will mean an end to early retirement for many workers. Currently workers can retire from 60 but the changes will mean the earliest pension age will be 65 with specific rules for ill-health retirement. FOA says the changes will have a negative impact on the low-paid as they are more likely to be the ones in affected by poor and difficult working conditions and who will find it hardest to remain in work to 65. The union says that around 65% of its members would plan to retire at 60 or 61 and are now likely to lose that right.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/422

Danish: http://www.foa.dk/Forbund/Presse?newsid= ... 

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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