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Workers will need to work longer

National News // May 13, 2019

Workers will have to wait longer until being able to retire as the state pension system is under severe pressure.

pixabay Workers will need to work longer

The head of a major union says a rethink is required. Stefan Studer from the group Employees Switzerland told the NZZ paper that many people are prepared to work for longer as it gives their lives meaning. But older workers should have an opportunity to stay in the workforce, but maybe with a lower workload.

The current retirement age is 65 for men and 64 for women, but over half of workers choose to quit earlier.

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