Friday, September 05, 2008

Netherlands: Government Encourages Work Changes to Allow Later Retirement

Netherlands social affairs minister Piet Hein Donner has said taht people involved in physically heavy jobs, such as construction work, should be able to switch to lighter tasks so they can continue to work after they are 62.

In addition, Donner says that the government is working on measures for to make older staff more attractive to employers. This could include giving employers a discount on social security contributions if they employ someone between 62 and 65 years.

Sources: NU.nl "'Doorwerken in andere baan na zwaar werk'" ["'Give older workers lighter tasks'"] (September 3, 2008)

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