Published On: Fri, Mar 1st, 2013

“AOV increase need not be discussed in GOA

Jose JardimWILLEMSTAD – The decision to increase the retirement age from 60 to 65 will be discussed within the Joint Consultation Civil Service (GOA). But strictly speaking, it’s not necessary. This is according to the Minister of Finance, Dr. Jose Jardim and his colleague Minister of Government Policy, Planning and Public Services, Etienne van der Horst.

“Within GOA we only discuss laws which can affect the status of specific officials in the Government, but this new retirement age law affects us all,” Jardim stated. Both Ministers are of the opinion that it is important to continue dialogue with the Unions. That will not be an easy discussion, according to Minister Van der Horst.

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