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(photo credit: Reuters)
Legislation that will freeze the retirement age for women at 62 was prepared for its
second and third reading in the Knesset Committee for Welfare, Labor and Health
on Wednesday. After passing, the bill will head to the Knesset plenum for final
Submitted by Meretz MK Ilan Gilon together with Likud MK Haim
Katz and several other MKs from across the political spectrum, the legislation
comes as a direct challenge to a Finance Ministry recommendation to increase the
women’s retirement age in stages from 62 to 67 to bring it in line with that of
The proposal, which was presented earlier this year, has been
sharply criticized by women’s rights groups who point out that current gender
inequalities in the work place must be addressed first, before discussing
equality for men and women at the retirement level.
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