Thousands of Italians against the labor limbo created by the pension reform
Thousands of Italians rallied in the center of Rome against the state of “limbo” labor in which they are tens of thousands of workers for the reform of the retirement age.
“Enough with the promises for those who have lost their jobs, without help and without pensions” was the slogan that led the demonstration called by the three major unions, CGIL, CISL and UIL.
The unions denounce the “limbo” labor that has been created to reform the retirement system included in the budget adjustment plan, which approved newcomer to the technocrat government Mario Monti, at the end of last year.
This reform, which increased the retirement age, cutting off access to the pensions of workers who made a pact leaving the labor market.
The modification increases the retirement age from 65 to 66 years in 2012 and 67 in 2022 for men, while in the case of women moving from 60 to 62 years and then gradually also reach 67.
Following the adoption of this measure, workers who agreed with their companies decided to take early retirement or quit work because they had little for retirement, were left without the possibility of re-entering the job market and have to wait several years to retire .
According to preliminary data yesterday gave the Labor Minister Elsa Fornero, are 65,000 Italians who are in this situation and be able to access the pension with the old regulations, but unions said today that more than 300,000 people and called for solutions .
The labor minister said there are funds to cover that about 65,000 people have access to retirement with the old rules.
While, according to preliminary estimates of the Italian Institute of Italian Social (INPS), would be “close to 130,000 people in this situation.”
“With the numbers that have given the government wants to hide the truth and admit they made a mistake in making the pension reform,” said the leader of the CGIL, Susanna Camusso.
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