Belgium - Government comes with a draft on pensions for demanding work - April 30, 2018

The government concluded a draft bill in the frame of the pension reforms that defines whether an occupation is arduous and demanding. These occupations are exempted from the planned increase of the pension age. The draft bill contains the criteria of hard work (physical constraints, organisation of work, safety risks and mental or emotional hardship) and the coefficients that will be applied to the career so as to allow to retire earlier or increase the pension. The social partners discussed this issue in 2017 and it is now up to the pension minister to negotiate with the social partners on the criteria that workers have to meet.

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