The interlocutors touched on questions such as: How to gain trust in our pension system, especially among young people? How to attract workers in the field of missing professions, how to train people for them in time and how to include foreigners, since there is still a lot of talk about migration with a negative sign? How to keep people in good working condition, even after the age of 60, how and when to adjust working conditions for older workers? What should pension adjustments be?
In her address, dr. Anja Kopač also highlighted the need for greater transparency of the pension system, as this is especially important for young people, if we want to increase trust in the system among the latter and thereby increase their participation in the pension system. She also touched on the area of responsibility in politics and emphasized that in politics it is often necessary to implement measures that are not the most desirable at the given moment:
“The pension system is a system of intergenerational solidarity, and it must guarantee not only minimum pensions, but also acquired rights. If I pay into the pension fund today from a base of 2,000 euros, my pension must be higher than someone who paid in from 1,000 euros.”
The following also took part in the event:
- Aljoša Čeč, General Secretary at the PERGAM Trade Union;
- Boris Majcen, researcher at the Institute for Economic Research;
- Igor Feketija, State Secretary of the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities;
- Marijan Papež, director of the Institute for Pension and Disability Insurance of Slovenia;
- Milan Brglez, Member of the European Parliament.
The event, which took place in Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana, connected him. Vlasta Nussdorfer, president of the F3ŽO Program Council and former human rights ombudsman.
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