Minister hopes for pension deal by June 1

Social affairs minister Henk Kamp told MPs on Wednesday he hopes to have reached a deal with employers and unions on a new pension system by June 1.

Unions and employers reached a preliminary accord on June 4, 2010, but since then a number of union officials have had doubts, and the talks were halted for two weeks earlier this month.
The new system will pave the way for an increase in pension age from 65 to 66 by 2020. It will also include guarantees on pension increases and special arrangements for people who work longer.

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