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Most Swiss against raising retirement age

Local News // Sept. 12, 2016
Most Swiss against raising retirement age

Nearly two-thirds of people in Switzerland oppose raising the retirement age to 67, according to a new survey.

63% were against the measure, compared to the 57% who were against it just before the start of summer.

The current retirement age in Switzerland is 65 for men and 64 for women.

Parliamentarians are looking into an emergency plan to gradually raise the age to 67 for both sexes in order to generate more pension funds.

The legislative plan would only come into play if funds slipped below a certain level, and it would have to be approved by the Swiss in a national vote.

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