Social Affairs: Raising hell

08.10.2011                      10.Tischrei. 5772                      Jom Kippur

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Social Affairs: Raising hell

Debate over increasing the age of retirement for women intensified this week when it was revealed that Steinitz aims to raise it to 64.

As intense discussions continued over the merits and pitfalls of the Trajtenberg recommendations for countrywide socio-economic reform, another debate raised its head again this week. The government’s goal to ultimately increase the retirement age for women to bring it in line with the retirement age for men.
“Netanyahu is talking about social change but in reality the only change that is being made is actually negative and is coming at the expense of working women,” commented Kadima MK Dalia Itzik, one of the many parliamentarians that has vehemently opposed raising the retirement age for women….