The partial retirement reform, the principle impediment on the pension desk | Economy | EUROtoday

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The Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration has been making an attempt to succeed in an settlement on the social dialogue pension desk for half a 12 months that essentially encompasses three points: a reform of partial retirement; a brand new coefficient scheme to advance retirement with out cuts in painful or harmful professions; and a brand new cooperation deal between Social Security and mutual collaborators, derived from the newest pact of agreements between employers and unions. As of at the moment, an settlement at this negotiation desk continues to be not in sight. However, it’s the partial retirement reform the place the positions between Social Security and the social companions are most distant and bitter, as union negotiators acknowledged this Monday.

“The partial retirement (reform) and the relief contract are still very far from our intentions, which are to recover what was with the last progressive government in 2011, and that is not being achieved. The proposals of the Ministry (of Social Security) do not go there,” Cristina Estévez, secretary of Institutional Policy of UGT and negotiator of this union on the pension desk, complained this Monday, after the assembly held with the ministerial officers. And the Secretary of Public Policies and Social Protection of CC OO, Carlos Bravo, has expressed himself in the identical sense, for whom, by way of partial retirement, “the positions still have substantial differences that do not allow an agreement to be reached.”

Among the variations that the events discover when reforming this sort of retirement are, for instance, the Government's intention to extend the minimal variety of years of contributions to entry early partial retirement, which is now 33 years and from the Security Social need them to be extra. According to Estévez, though Social Security doesn’t converse of a particular variety of years, it does present that the common contribution interval of those that entry this retirement at the moment is round 40 years, which may give a clue to the rise on this requirement. that the Ministry pursues. “However, (with those 40 years on average) we would be starting from the current photo of those who access now, which are not the partial retirement models that we pursue,” provided that the contribution careers usually are not at the moment the identical as these of those that They withdraw at the moment. For this motive, the pinnacle of UGT has identified that the explanations for Social Security “are not enough for us to argue.”

Although the unions acknowledge that inserting the age of entry to partial early retirement at two or two and a half years sooner than the peculiar one, as indicated within the Government's proposal, is one thing constructive, they reject outright, nevertheless, that the substitute contract for all the employees who change these partial retirees doesn’t recuperate probably the most advantageous and versatile situations that this contractual modality had in 2011 – previous to the cuts that the PP started in 2013 for this and different sorts of early retirement – and that now solely conserved for some manufacturing staff. “It is about recovering rights and conditions and, therefore, with the current employment figures, we do not understand the obstacles to these replacements being done in a flexible way,” indicated Estévez.

Technical tables

Aside from this situation, which retains the events at a distance, the opposite points which are being debated at this desk are considerably extra superior, however will nonetheless require separate technical tables to make clear doubts within the last drafting of the texts. This would be the case of the brand new framework of coefficients to advance the retirement age with out reducing the pension in painful or harmful professions, as already operates in some actions similar to mining, some aviation or railway professionals, firefighters, amongst others. the Basque autonomous police or the municipal police. At this level, one of many doubts that has arisen amongst social brokers this Monday is the supposed intention of Social Security to evaluate these retirement advance coefficients within the professions that already apply. “All parties believed that the current coefficients, those that are already recognized, were not going to undergo modifications, but in the text (of the proposal sent to them by Social Security) it is suggested that they could undergo revisions.”

On this situation, the technical desk should additionally specify how firms have to change the working situations in a occupation in order that it’s not essential to resort to retirement age development coefficients.

Finally, Carlos Bravo (CC OO) additionally identified this Monday, after the assembly of this social dialogue desk, that, after the final settlement reached on this space for the restoration of contributions within the case of analysis scholarship holders, the Unions have raised the necessity to incorporate an extra measure: that these girls who needed to interrupt their analysis scholarship on account of being pregnant or childbirth may recuperate the contributions for that interval of suspension, as a result of at the moment they didn’t have Social Security protection. At this level, the Ministry has not given any response this Monday, however union officers count on it within the coming weeks. This desk for pension reform has been convened once more in fifteen days.

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