Secretary of State for Social Security and Pensions, Israel arroyohave recognized that the “ideal” model would take into account what is contributed over the entire working life when calculating the amount of pension, which does not mean that they have specified that it will go to that model at all.
« If we had to design today what would be the best system in an imaginary country where we would implement a system Security social It won’t be current, but it will take more into account how much a person has contributed throughout their life,” Arroyo said during his appearance on the Senate’s Labor, Inclusion, Social Security and Migration Commission.
But this, he indicated, “does not mean that the calculation period will be extended.” « This means we are going to go through periods slowly, possibly moment partner for a very long time, for a model similar to the ideal model we have in mind”, he indicated.
Arroyo recalled that in the component 30 recovery plan It describes “fully” what it is intended to do in relation to this matter: optimize the period for calculating pensions for new careers, which are “unfortunately” going to suffer rapid interruptions.
« There are people who are going to spend some part of their life unemployed, who are going to have less contribution during some phase because they have devoted themselves to taking care of a minor or one. dependent And today’s calculation system, where the last years of the career are taken, causes great harm to these people,” he warned.
Thus, for example, he has ensured that the current system, which takes into account contributions of the last 25 years to calculate pension, will “make dust” for a person who lost his job in the 2009 crisis. given, which became stopped Long term and Joe finally agreed to a job in which he earned 30% or 40% less than before.
“Although he has contributed a lot and is working since the age of 18, his pension will depend only on what has happened at the end of his life and it is playing dice with people’s lives,” he defended. Did. arroyo,
Even if you have been working since the age of 18, your pension will depend on what happened at the end of your life and that is playing dice.
In his opinion, moving towards the “ideal” model that the ministry has in mind, “with a transitional period so that those who are nearing retirement are not affected”, would be “fair and justified» and «this will not mean a reduction in pensions, quite the opposite, because with this the existing mechanism will have to be reformed to integrate the contribution gap, which is short».
“It’s all about negotiating the social dialogue table, it’s a complex task and it will take time, but we believe we’re going to get it done.” milestoneBecause there is a sufficient ground of trust among the members of the table to be able to agree on it”, he pointed out.
For Arroyo, it “makes a lot more sense and appropriate” to offer workers, not just now, but for the future, a more equitable system in which they ultimately derive from. pension “Don’t depend on the luck or misfortune you’ve had in your past years, but on the effort you put in throughout your life.”
«This is a little model that we have MindAnd it already exists, with nuance or one way or another, in other countries around us, where listing careers treat working life in a more comprehensive way with a longer perspective”, he concluded. .
Social Security defends that the “ideal” model for calculating pensions would be to take over the entire working life