One cannot avoid the increase of the retirement age both for men and women, - report the experts. However, several other institutions should be reformed before.
Above all the medicine should be free, as it is required by the Constitution of Ukraine. New jobs have to be created for the pensioners to stay healthy and dispose of jobs.
We would remind you that the government planned to defer the retirement age (60 for women and 65 for men) of the able-bodied citizens for the earned rest. Such choice is planned to carry out at the second phase of the pension reform, determined for the end of 2012.
And they should be provided with jobs. But they won’t be able to practise labour activity actively enough, as the health status won’t allow them to do it. The employers will dismiss them from office in the first turn. The pension reform won’t provide you with anything without comparatively quick reform of the system of medical care.” - stated Volodymyr Dzyobak, the Chairman of the Council of Ukrainian Association of Retired Persons in his exclusive interview to UBR.UA.