Czech Labour Minister Marian Jurečka has announced that proposed amendments to the law on the indexation of old age pensions should be discussed with opposition members, trade union representatives, and employers before being submitted to the government.
The minister emphasized that talks would take place ahead of the planned changes in pension indexation, which are set to result in lower pension growth in June and will be discussed by the government in several weeks.
The largest opposition party ANO has already discussed the proposed pension reforms with President Petr Pavel earlier this week.
While the government claims that reducing indexation will help reduce Czechia’s national debt growth, the opposition argues that it will negatively impact vulnerable groups during times of exceptional inflation.
The minister’s proposal to engage in discussions with various stakeholders before submitting the amendments to the government demonstrates a commitment to transparency and ensuring that all parties have a voice in shaping policy decisions related to pension indexation.
This move could help promote greater understanding and cooperation between the government and opposition, trade unions, and employers, as they work towards a common goal of promoting the financial stability and security of Czech pensioners.