Poland raises retirement age to 67
Friday 11 May 2012
Poland's lawmakers have approved a controversial government plan to raise the retirement age to 67 for most Poles.
The lower chamber of Parliament voted Friday 268 to 185 with 2 abstentions to approve changes sought by the pro-business government of Prime Minister Donald Tusk, which argues that delayed retirement will help Poles build up larger pensions and reduce state spending.
Trade unions have vehemently opposed the plan and were staging a noisy protest outside Parliament.
The current law allows women to retire at age 60 and men at 65. The armed forces and some other services have even more lenient regulations which the new law also seeks to toughen up.
The new law still needs approval from the Senate and from President Bronislaw Komorowski.
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