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Cubans Discuss Social Security Bill


Prensa Latina

October 1, 2008




Over 710,000 members of Cuban unions have discussed in 21,576 meetings so far the Social Security bill, prior to Parliament consideration scheduled for December this year.

This represents 27 percent of meetings scheduled for this purpose, according to official figures.

Member of the Cuban Workers Confederation national leadership, Alfredo Machado, told Granma daily on Wednesday that hotly debated issues include the extension of retirement age and the years of work. 

Workers have also discussed stimulation for people to remain working, the basis to estimate pensions for the elders, reinsertion of retired people to work and working conditions.

The CTC called on its nearly three million members to meet and discuss the document and agree on proposals to enrich the bill to be presented to members of the National Assembly of People's Power (Cuban Parliament) in the coming period of sessions in December.

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