Italy -Pension plans put on ice -October 14, 2015

Trade union confederation CGIL has strongly criticised the postponement of a pension reform to let people retire earlier on lower pensions. According to the union, the pension measure should be in the 2016 budget. Renzi had said it would cause ‘problems’ to try and insert pension flexibility into the 2016 budget. In the September Newsletter, we reported that the government was working towards a change to pension laws that would let women retire three years early, at 62-63, while taking a 10% pension cut, taking effect in 2016.


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