Rødt is now proposing a fast-track committee to speed up the matter.
– If you start working at 18, but have to retire at 62, you lose. The last years of working life count the most. This means that the pension system penalizes workers with vocational school or who are unskilled and who start work early, says deputy head of Rødt Marie Sneve Martinussen to FriFagbevegelse.
Wants a new pension settlement
Labor and Social Affairs Minister Marte Mjøs Persen recently met the parliamentary leaders at the Storting and told them about the progress in the work on the future pension system.
The government is working on a notification to the Storting which will follow up the proposals from the pension committeewhich presented its review of the pension system last summer.
The Storting message from the government is delayed and will not arrive until October 2023, the minister said.
The report is to be the basis for a broad settlement between the parties in the Storting on the future pension system.
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Nothing for the struggling
The pension system we have rewards people who work for a long time. The older you are when you retire, the better your pension payments will be.
People who have to retire early because of their health and are unable to work anymore are penalized. These therefore have less to live on. Therefore, LO believes that the “struggling” must get their own schemes to ensure they have more money to live on when they retire.
But the pension committee, led by Kristin Skogen Lund, did not come up with concrete proposals to improve the pensions for this group.
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Red wants selection
Now Rødt is asking the government to set up a fast-working workers’ committee, in which LO and several of the working life organizations should be involved. The assignment is to look at various models that can ensure what she calls a fair pension for the hard-working.
– We want to ensure that a “hardship supplement” is included in the pension settlement, and is no longer postponed, says Marie Sneve Martinussen, deputy leader in Rødt.
– A lot of people now get less money into their account than they should have, she says to FriFagbevegelse.
It is important for working people who are unable to stay in work for long enough that they can receive a fair retirement pension.
Rødt has made a proposal for an additional pension for the hard-working.
- An annual supplement of NOK 25,000 for everyone who takes an old-age pension when they are 62.
- The prerequisite is that you have been in the workforce for over 38 years when you retire.
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Ap: – The government is on the case
Solutions for people who need to retire early, but are not necessarily disabled, are on the way, points out Rigmor Aasrud, who is the parliamentary leader of the Labor Party in the Storting.
This will be the topic of the message to the Storting, as the minister also said in this meeting and in previous meetings, writes Aasrud in an e-mail to FriFagbevegelse. The pension committee recommended that work be continued on, among other things, this, Aasrud points out.
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Right: – Ready for a settlement
Henrik Asheim is deputy leader of the Conservative Party and a member of the parliamentary committee which, among other things, follows up on pension matters. He does not wish to comment on specific demands from individual parties now.
“Part of the mandate the pension committee was given was to particularly assess measures for those with the lowest pensions and this has been followed up with concrete proposals”, he writes in an e-mail to FriFagbevegelse.
“The Right is going to contribute constructively to get a broad agreement on a pension that can stand up over time and I therefore have no need to comment on individual actions from Rødt long before the process is even under way,” says Asheim.
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These are the proposals for LO
LO believes that several things should be investigated in order to give the hardworking a better pension. This was decided at the congress earlier this year, which is the organisation’s highest body.
- A fixed supplement in the national insurance, based on the number of years you have worked, but regardless of how much you have earned.
- Another alternative is a scheme in the national insurance which is based on the principles of the hardship scheme. (See fact box at the bottom of the case.)
LO also has proposals that are not part of the national insurance:
- A contractual hardship scheme was introduced in 2018 and is financed with a limited pot of money that will be used up. The scheme must be strengthened, LO believes.
- LO will also investigate schemes for hard workers in both private occupational pensions and public occupational pensions.
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What is the “hardship allowance” in the private sector?
- It is an agreement between the parties in working life that came into place in the collective agreement in 2018.
- Those who can apply are people who have been granted a contractual pension, are between 62-64 years old when they want to take out the hard worker’s supplement, and have earned less than NOK 720,000 on average in the last three years.
- The supplement is now meager and amounts to around NOK 3,500 a year for people born in 1957. The supplement will be higher as pension payments from the national insurance deteriorate, and will for example be around NOK 25,000 a year for people born in 1963.
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