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Old 15.03.2021, 23:01
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Swiss women now need to wait until 65 to retire (same as men)!

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Old 15.03.2021, 23:59
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Swiss women now need to wait until 65 to retire (same as men)!

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Interesting. Is this part of some new regulations?

Just had a discussion about Women Right with some Swiss Friends, who also do not understand how such an advanced Country in some aspects, can be so far behind in that matter (not rgrd Pension, but Voting, Kitas costs and the consequences, ect).
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I believe that is being phased in.
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Old 16.03.2021, 07:17
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I believe that is being phased in.
It was on the local news last night.

There will probably be a referendum.

https://www.tio.ch/svizzera/politica...i-aumento-voti

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Old 16.03.2021, 07:28
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There will probably be a referendum.
How surprising.

Anyway, most countries in Europe have decided to increase pension age limit for both genders so this too was going to happen sooner or later. But here they can have tons of referendums for everything so I wonder if this is going to pass if people can decide (directly).
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I expected a thread about military service
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Old 16.03.2021, 07:52
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Re: Equal rights for women

Statistically women live 8 years longer than men, so I suggest their retirement age should be raised to a round number, 70? I am joking, 65 is unfairly fair enough

Is it true that in Switzerland women earn on average 20% less for the same job as men? If true then Switzerland needs to sort it out!
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There will probably be a referendum.
The last pension reform referendum (3rd time 2 decades), was September 2017. This included;

- raising the retirement age of women to 65
- increasing the OASI retirement pension by CHF 70 a month
- reducing the minimum conversion rate from 6.8 to 6%

These would have been paid for by increasing VAT. Voter turnout was 46% and the initiative was rejected with 53% against.

Although Zurich, Basel and Ticino voted in favour, less than 40% voted in favour in GVA, AZ, NW and SZ.

Equality is in the hands of direct democracy.
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Re: Equal rights for women

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The last pension reform referendum (3rd time 2 decades), was September 2017. This included;

- raising the retirement age of women to 65
- increasing the OASI retirement pension by CHF 70 a month
- reducing the minimum conversion rate from 6.8 to 6%

These would have been paid for by increasing VAT. Voter turnout was 46% and the initiative was rejected with 53% against.

Although Zurich, Basel and Ticino voted in favour, less than 40% voted in favour in GVA, AZ, NW and SZ.

Equality is in the hands of direct democracy.
I think it was rejected (mostly) because they linked age and 2nd pillar reduction.

I bet that, had we just voted for retirement age of women, it would have passed.
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Old 16.03.2021, 10:53
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Swiss women now need to wait until 65 to retire (same as men)!

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That's what came out in the "Ständerat". Now the subject goes on the the "Nationalrat" .... so your info the way you phrased it is wrong!

Personally I don't know why woman should be retired at 64. If it's because of the amount of more work for even less pay we do all our lives, we should get full pension at 50
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