• Calviño sneaks in a cut to the contribution of the subsidy for people over 52 years of age to discourage early retirements

Podemos announced on Sunday that it is considering rejecting the validation of the government's decree that reforms unemployment benefits "and that implies a cut in the future retirement pensions of those over 52 years of age". The validation of this decree will be debated and voted on next Wednesday in the Congress of Deputies.

According to Podemos sources, the party is calling on the government to eliminate "the cuts in retirement pensions implied by the reform of the subsidy for people over 52 years of age, approved by the Council of Ministers on 19 December".

The formation considers "the decision of the Executive to reduce the contribution base of these recipients of the subsidy, which translates into a sharp cut in their future retirement pensions, of the utmost seriousness. For a 52-year-old worker who had received the average Spanish salary during his professional career, had 22 years of contributions and received the subsidy until his retirement, the Government's decision implies reducing his pension by 162 euros per month, that is, by 2,268 euros per year".

Podemos explains that it has already expressed to the government its rejection "of this cut, which appears in the third transitory provision of the decree and about which unions and pensioners' groups such as Coespe have already warned". After maintaining contacts with those affected in recent weeks, he considers it "unacceptable" that a particularly vulnerable group "sees their future pensions reduced in a covert way", and reiterates his commitment to the public pension system and to the purchasing power of pensioners.

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