A recent union-led petition drive gathered more than 700 000 signatures to force a referendum against government’s planned pension system reforms.
After government agreed to meet union demands regarding pension system reforms, and not raise the retirement age from 65 to 67, they announced plans to adjust legislation so as to allow citizens to work even after turning 65 if they so desire.
Labour and Pension System Minister Josip Aladrović told reporters on Saturday that on Monday talks with unions and employers will begin on the proposed legislative changes and that this will then be followed by a 14 day online consulting period.
"All of these legislative amendments that we have announced will send the same message, and, based on the rough calculations that we have done, that message is that it is definitely clear that working for a longer period of time will result in higher pensions," Minister Aladrović said.
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