To reduce costs, the Belfius bank is currently engaged in a planned departure program. This will run until 2016 for its workers aged 58 or over. This is despite the Michel government deciding to increase the minimum retirement age to 60 from 2015, L’Echo reported on Friday. The bank is on a roll. It recently asked 300 workers aged 56 to 57, who will be 58 in 2015 or 2016, to commit to a pre-pension plan. Belfius has offered them part-time, from the 1st of January 2015, in the form of time credit and a compensatory bonus. On their 58th birthday, they will retire.
The people concerned have until the 1st of December to accept or refuse the plan, which will leave the bank a month to sort out the files.