Unions oppose change in State pensions pay day

Govt 'complicating lives of elderly instead of helping'

(ANSA) - Rome, October 21 - Unions representing pensioners on Tuesday blasted a measure in the government's 2015 budget law to change the day on which State pensions are paid from the 1st to the 10th of each month. "It's a full-blown attack on the elderly," the leaders of the SPI CGIL, FNP CISL and UILP UIL unions said in a joint statement. "The government has not planned any type of help or support for them, but instead has thought of a way to further complicate their lives.
    "It's simply unacceptable. We ask ourselves what the pensioners and elderly have done to be treated like this". Consumer associations Federconsumatori and Adusbef also condemned the move.
    "It's an unjust, unacceptable move, an abuse against pensioners who are among the groups worst hit by the economic crisis," the associations said.


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