Chairman of the People's Movement Party (PMP) Eugen Tomac said on Wednesday that special pensions are a theft, commenting that it's incredible that someone with 30 years length of service collects a pension of less than 1,000 lei, while politicians who serve two or three terms in Parliament pocket as much as 13,000 lei in pension.
Almost a third of retirees in Greece collect a monthly pension of no more than 500 euros, while the average income from main pensions in August and September 2018 came to 724.18 euros/month, according to data from the Labor Ministry's Helios database.
The same data show that auxiliary pensions averaged at 172.32 euros/month and dividends reached a mean rate of 97.84 euros/month.
The Cartel Alfa National Trade Union Confederation announced that it has demanded for an emergency mustering of the National Tripartite Council of Social Dialogue as a minimal condition with a view to cancel the open social conflicts that might trigger following the adoption of the OUG (Government Emergency Ordinance, ed.
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Thursday contradicted in the joint plenary session of Parliament a series of accusations in the censure motion text, underscoring that the pension payment was not postponed, but done earlier.
Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Liviu Dragnea declared on Wednesday, in the context of the adoption of the Pension Law, that substantial increases are envisaged by 2022, in some cases by even 250 percent.
The state budget to be submitted in Parliament on Wednesday, after the government got the nod from Brussels, will be the first in three years that will not include a primary surplus overrun, as that has already been "spent" on preserving the level of "old" pensions - i.e. those issued before May 2016.