Unions still not in agreement over pension plans

The FNV trade union federation has not reached agreement with member unions on the final stages of talks on raising the retirement age, the Financieele Dagblad reports.

‘We have brought the affiliated unions up to date but we are not yet ready,’ FNV chairwoman Agnes Jongerius told the paper.
Talks have been ongoing since last year and are now reaching a crucial stage, the paper says.
In particular, union members are concerned that the government has not met its wish to allow people to retire at 65 in 2020 without losing any of their pension entitlements. People who work longer would get higher benefits.
The unions are also unhappy at government plans to limit tax breaks on private pension premiums, the paper says.

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