Trade unions fight statutory retirement age with referendum

Lifespan in Croatia shorter than in the EU

Like they had announced, Croatian trade unions are initiating referendum activities under the slogan of '67 is too much', which is a result of their opposition to the statutory retirement age being raised to 67. They want it back at 65, mainly because the lifespan in Croatia is shorter than the average lifespan in the EU. Union leaders Mladen Novosel of the SSSH, Kresimir Sever of the NHS and Vilim Ribic of the MHS union groups announced yesterday that signatures for this referendum would be collected from 27 April to 11 May. The time period will coincide with the Labour Day celebrations.

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