Russian pensioners want to give an advantage over migrants

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After raising the retirement age in Russia, the flow of visitors from abroad need not displace citizens of Russia of the older generation of the labour market. This was stated by Deputy Minister of labor and social policy Andrey Pudov, reports “Interfax”.

According to pounds, the lack of jobs and the imbalance of resources was solved with the influx of migrant workers. However, raising the retirement age creates the conditions under which the current number of employees from other countries is not required.

“We will be able to implement, including immigration policy so that employment was provided to individuals who are citizens of the Russian Federation, mostly,” said he.

Pounds warned that without raising the age of retirement the government will not be able to provide overtaking inflation future pension increases.

“The decision we are discussing, allows this bad tendency to exclude and to ensure the growth of pensions rate higher than inflation. If nothing is done, in the best case the amount of pension will be indexed for inflation,” concluded the official.

Thursday, 12 July, Federation Council Committee on social policy supported the government bill on changes in pension legislation.

The Russian government has announced a pension reform in mid-June. It is planned that the retirement age for men will be gradually raise until 2028, for the women to 2034. The beginning of reform is scheduled for 2019. Meanwhile, the state Duma considered the possibility of lowering the retirement age for women from 63 to 60 years.

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