Netherlands - Union calls for flexible pension - January 31, 2017

Trade union FNV has called for the retirement age to be made more flexible to reflect different types of labour. The age at which workers become eligible for their pension is rising gradually to 67 years and 3 months by 2022, after which it will be tied to life expectancy. Forecasts by the government statistics service CBS predict that people in 2060 will not retire until halfway through their 72nd year. The FNV says later retirement ages will discriminate against people in physically demanding and arduous jobs.

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