During his Rerum Novarum speech, ACV chairman Marc Leemans argued in favor of easing access to early retirement during this corona crisis. “Because with any restructuring and bankruptcy, the oldest workers will have to go first.”
In his video message, Leemans therefore advocates a package of measures to absorb the “gigantic shock” of 180,000 people who are threatened with dismissal due to the corona crisis.
For people who are fired anyway, ACV is calling for the SWT rules to be relaxed, the former early retirement pension. “Because with any restructuring and bankruptcy, the oldest workers will have to go first.”
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Do you think older employees who are at risk of being fired from the corona crisis should be able to take early retirement more easily?
Let us know using the form below. We bundle a number of reactions in Gazet van Antwerpen on Saturday.