Government studying measure to resolve 'esodati' problem
20-30,000 people still left without job or pension20 August, 19:05
The so-called 'esodati', or exiled, are ex-employees who accepted severance packages ahead of retirement to help companies downsize during the crisis but have not received any benefits. They are also ineligible to receive a pension as they chose to quit before the minimum retirement age, which was raised at the start of last year.
"Alternative solutions" are instead being studied for workers who lost a job before retirement age and have little chance of finding a new job, said Giovannini.
The previous government of Mario Monti helped some 130,000 esodati but state pensions agency INPS tallied them as 390,000, a number then Labour Minister Elsa Fornero dismissed as "way too high".