The Workers’ Party of Belgium (PTB/PVDA) has initiated a campaign against the government’s proposed pension reform. It has stated that these plans will systematically demolish pension rights in the country
Federal representatives deliberate on controversial bill amid protests and political instability
The unions, including the FNV, the CNV and the VCP, demanded that the government freeze its plan to increase the current retirement age of 65 to 67 by 2021
The current retirement age of 65 years will be increased to 67 by 2022, and it is sought to be increased by a maximum of one year every five years 2030 onward, depending on increases in average lifespan.