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“Retirement age to be increased to 62” (Social Affairs Ministry)

The government and the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) agreed to increase the retirement age to 62 in the public sector starting from 2020 with the possibility of retiring at the age of 65 for those interested, said Director-General of Social Security at the Social Affairs Ministry Kamel Maddour.

The agreement provides for the mandatory and gradual increase of the retirement age by two years and the possibility of increasing the retirement age from 62 to 65 for those interested, he told TAP on the fringes of a training session held Thursday for a group of journalists on the different scenarios of the social security system reform.

Those who will be aged 60 in 2019 will retire after a year while those who will be aged 60 in 2020 will retire after two years and have the right to continue working for up to three extra years to reach 65 after submitting a request to the employer, the same source added.

Besides, Maddour pointed out that the mandatory two-year increase will be applicable on all professions in the public sector.

The retirement age for some activities set at 40, 55 or 57 (customs, army and security officials), will be raised to 42, 57 or 59 with the possibility of continuing to work for three extra years to those interested, he explained.

An agreement will be inked in the upcoming days between the government and the UGTT to this end, he concluded.

Source: TAP News Agency

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