Social Partners Discuss Reform of the Pension System

The White Paper about a reform of the pension and disability insurance systems was discussed Wednesday by Economic-social Council (employers, trade unions and the government). The debate was attended also by Finance Minister Mitja Gaspari and Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs Anton Rop. It was pointed out that a consensus of all social partners is essential as the planned reform will bring about some radical changes. Agreeing that the reform is necessary, social partners backed an initiative of Minister Rop, who proposed that a negotiating group should be set up to bring into line all open questions.

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