The ‘Generosity’ of Pensions for Workers in Hard Jobs: In Need of a Nuanced Debate
7 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2018
Date Written: October 16, 2018
This policy brief examines issues surrounding recent cuts in pensions provision for workers in arduous and hazardous jobs (WAHJ). Such workers have historically enjoyed better provision because of the strong possibility of them having to take early retirement, but historic arrangements are now under threat. The policy brief presents some data on the working conditions and pensions patterns of WAHJ and provides some policy suggestions for their trade union representatives.
Keywords: pension scheme ; hazardous work ; social protection ; retirement age ; working conditions ; occupational pension scheme ; EU countries
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