ITALY - There is no emergency situation with regard to pensions in Italy, claimed Luigi Angeletti, secretary general of the Italian Work Union (Union Italiana del Lavoro - UIL).
He claimed that the pensions crisis is brought up when “people have nothing to talk about.”
The only challenge to be overcome in the next few years was to allow people to work for longer, if they so chose, continued Angeletti. He said that this choice will be completely individual since it depends on the level of physical demand required to carry out the job.
“The most intellligent thing to do would be to liberlise this process and allow people to retire when they deem necessary. Obviously, the employers must make proloinged employment convenient and attratcive,” Angeletti concluded.
By Angele Spiteri Paris
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