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In a recent announcement, President of Poland’s ruling party, Jarosław Kaczyński, unveiled a proposal for seniority pensions, earning praise from Piotr Duda, the Chairman of the Solidarity trade union. This development marks a significant step in the country’s pension system, particularly benefiting the younger population.
Kaczyński’s plan, inspired by the 1980 August Agreements, suggests introducing seniority pensions, with women eligible after 38 years of service and men after 43 years. Piotr Duda commended the proposal as a substantial success, emphasizing that it encourages young people to prioritize saving for retirement, steering them away from precarious employment agreements and urging employers to contribute to pension funds.
However, Duda pointed out that the proposal is contingent on the outcome of the upcoming elections. Detailed discussions about the legislation, including potential adjustments, remain on the horizon.
The proposal is not only a financial incentive but also a motivational push for Poland’s youth to secure their retirement, ensuring financial stability in their later years.