Government adopts measure enabling older employees to work fewer hoursFriday, 15 September 2017 18:18
Social Affairs Minister Maggie De Block said the measure was based on a proposal from the metal sector and would be extended to the entire economic world.
Under the new system, workers aged 60 and above who do strenuous work can continue to be active four-fifths of the time and be exempted from teamwork or night work. According to the administration, between 23,000 and 28,000 workers could benefit from the system.
The Federal Government had earlier scrapped end-of-career worktime credit through which, from the age of 55, employees could have their work time reduced through an allowance from the National Employment Office, ONEM.
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