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of port employees apply for early retirement
David Hayoun, Globes Online
June 25, 2003
inform “Globes” that scores of employees at the Haifa and Ashdod ports
have applied for early retirement. The applications are due to worries
about the pension reform passed by the Knesset, which will also cover the
Ports and Railways Authority.
The employees, aged
50 and above, are worried about their pensions, claiming the pension
reform is causing considerable uncertainty. Never have so many ports
employees simultaneously applied to retire.
The sources added that scores of additional ports employees
have asked the Ports Authority for an expert opinion of the significance
of the pension reform to them. The employees are also worried about the
higher retirement age of 67.