Majority support anti-pension age campaign

Almost seven out of 10 people think the country’s trade unions are right to try to hold back an increase in the state pension age from 65 to 67, according to a TNS Nipo poll for RTL tv news.

And 14%, or one million people, are prepared to take to the streets themselves to oppose the plan, the poll shows.
On Tuesday, the courts banned a planned public transport strike against the increase, saying it was a political move.
Opposition to the cabinet’s plan is also growing, the poll shows. Some 57% think the government’s plan is now unacceptable, compared with 52% in March.
However, another poll on Monday by Maurice de Hond said some 47% of the population backs an increase and 42% are against it.
The government wants to increase the pension age to help cut the budget deficit but has yet to decide how to implement the measure.

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