Changes in pensions? Trade unionists appeal to Szymon Hołownia

Changes in pensions?  Trade unionists appeal to Szymon Hołownia

“Solidarity” appeals to Szymon Hołownia to unfreeze the draft act on seniority pensions as soon as possible and to conduct the first reading as soon as possible.

Trade unionists from “Solidarity” appeal to the Speaker of the Sejm, Szymon Hołownia, to unfreeze as soon as possible the citizens’ draft law on seniority pensions, which was submitted to the parliament in 2021. This is one of the most important demands of the union. Earlier, Hołownia assured that “the freezer will come out of his office with a bang” and there will be no more suspension of citizen’s bills.

Internship pensions

“The project, under which NSZZ Solidarność collected several hundred thousand signatures, already had its first reading on December 14, 2021, i.e. in the previous term, and almost all political options voted for its further proceedings. Unfortunately, since then, this act has been pending in the Parliamentary Committee for Social Policy and Family, and work on it has been frozen,” we read in the release of the National Commission.

According to the trade unions’ project, the current retirement age, i.e. 65 for men and 60 for women, could be lower for people who have a sufficiently long period of service – 30 years for women and 35 for men.

PiS promise

Let us recall that in September, Law and Justice announced the introduction of seniority pensions according to its own project. For men, the minimum length of service would be 43 years. For women – 38.

During the last term of Law and Justice, a project submitted by the president also appeared. It was envisaged that the contribution period would be up to 39 years for women and up to 44 years for men. The Left also had internship pensions in its program.

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