Medical pensions and cuts, Calderone: “Correction in maxi amendment”

The minister also talks about millennials: “Increases for pensions at 64? Aiming for contribution stability for young people”

On doctors’ pensions and related expected cuts, “all the reflections are useful and when the budget law goes through parliament it can be enriched with other contributions, especially if they come from a large government amendment: I certainly understand the concerns of the doctors, and not only of them but also of other categories affected by this intervention. However, I am sure that a measure can be found that on the one hand does not betray the expectations of those who are already looking towards retirement and on the other hand takes into account that when it comes to pension rules it is important to create a balance between management and above all a balance in management that cannot favor some while penalizing many others”. As the Minister of Labor Marina Calderone regarding a possible correction to the cut in pensions for doctors of the National Health Service envisaged in the budget, on the sidelines of the presentation of Legacoop’s cooperative work manifesto to the Cnel. A possibility to modify the intervention that had been proposed in recent days by the Undersecretary of Labor Claudio Durigon.

“We must consider situations that concern groups of subjects that concern a particular condition, linked to contributions paid in periods before the 1995 reform on which there was the application of a table that is 58 years old” said Calderone. “I also understand the doubts about an intervention that takes place in a context in which some had predicted an exit”, added the minister.

If “you retire at 64 with 20 years of contributions within the pure contributory system, and therefore the methods with which the minimum pension threshold must then be determined, it may seem that there is a tightening”, he then stated the minister speaking about increases foreseen in the pension plan for the so-called millennials.

However, for Calderone “we must aim to keep the kids at work as part of what is a process that must not speak of discontinuity but instead of a continuity of activities that lead to an old-age or seniority pension which certainly must not be which is achieved with the minimum contribution”.

“Instead, it gives me the impression that focusing on 64-20 (which is certainly right also as a point of analysis) leaves out – added Calderone – an overall reflection on the fact that young people must enter the world of work in the shortest time possible and after having completed the training course and not having to wait for a long time and must be able to have quality work experience not necessarily within the same company but also with multiple experiences linked together, reducing periods of non-work and instead maintaining a employment stability and employment growth which must also translate into an increase in the contribution amount”.