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News | 1167 | 31.05.2017

Ukrainians will work till the end of life due to the Pension reform of Groysman, – Klymenko

During the next few days, government of Groysman will negotiate on the final version of the Pension Reform with the IMF, which will violate the right of Ukrainians to pension payment. It was stated by Oleksandr Klymenko, the leader of the “Uspishna Kraina” party.

Commenting on the essence of the reform, the politician, first of all, focuses on the fact that it will be discussed and coordinated not with citizens or public, but foreigners, who strive to earn on Ukraine.  At the same time, Klymenko emphasized that, according to his sources, creditors would oppose the announced “modernizing” pensions from Groysman. Let us remind, it provides insignificant increase of Ukrainian pensions and includes additional expenses of the budget.

The politician believes that increasing the retirement age and changes in calculation of insurance experience are the key and the most painful amendments planned in the pension reform. Ukrainians should expect for these innovations in January 1, 2018. However, the power substitutes terms and considers its plans to be a “new options for retirement”.

Under the new rules, which should be approved (according to opinion of the government of Groysman), pensions will be received only by Ukrainians, who are 60 years old with the insurance experience of 25 years (nowadays, it is 15 years). At the same time, in 2019 mandatory experience will be amounted to 26 years. It will grow up to 35 years by 2029.

“As you can understand, plethora future pensioners will not have the required experience. Firstly, many of them have been working without official registration. Secondly, a lot of people worked abroad to earn a piece of bread. Thus, the majority of Ukrainians will have to work up to their funeral. Only those, who were working as public servants, will be able to earn a pension in reality”, – Klymenko stated.

In addition, the leader of the “Uspishna Kraina” focused on the power’s plan to increase the single social contribution for employees of enterprises with hazardous production facilities. It will be increased by 15% for metallurgists, miners, chemical workers, and by 7% – for tractor drivers, drivers, and teachers.

“The power offers to accumulate these funds on the account of such employees. After that, when people gets the right to retire ahead of time, they will receive pension from this account before reaching the age of 60. However, what will happen to accumulated money in 20-30 years? Who will guarantee that it is not depreciated, not stolen, and the banks are not bankrupted by the next Gontareva?”- the politician asked.

Klymenko is confident that the draft of the Pension reform, which was prepared by the power, violates the right of Ukrainians to social protection, including pension payments, provided by the Art. 46 of the Constitution of Ukraine.

Let us remind, the leader of the «Uspishna Kraina» announced the presentation of his own draft of the Pension reform in Ukraine worked out by his political force. Klymenko believes that e-declaration of MPs and officials – it is one of the recipes for maintenance of the Pension Fund.