Pensions, with the new Women’s Option, labor expenses are collapsing

Working women not loved by the state. The restriction of the requirements for obtaining the “Women’s Option”, with which one leaves the productive circuit with at least 35 years of contributions and age equal to or greater than 58 years if employed and 59 years if self-employed, cut the wings of many busy who could have exploited the opportunity. It was certified yesterday by the Observatory of Retired Fluxes of the INPS, which explained how “the much stricter requirements for Opção Mulher (in addition to personal contributions and social security, being a caregiver, having a disability of no less than 74% or being fired or at the service of companies in crisis)», led, in the first quarter of 2023, «the number of pensions paid with this institution to drop sharply, settling at 151 pensions against 4,185 in 2022». it could be remedied already at the next council of ministers, that of May 1, during which a new extension of the criteria for access to early exit should arrive.

The hypotheses of the study have already been sent by technicians from the Ministry of Labour, with the costs relating to each proposed solution, to the Ministry of Economy, which is analyzing possible financial coverage. The gender disparity in social security was put in black and white by the INPS also in total paid pensions. In the first three months of 2023, 174,610 pensions were paid as of the quarter, with an average value of 1,111 euros per month. And so far, so good. But then comes the pain. If for men the average value was equal to 1,357 euros, for women it was 904 euros, minus 33.38%. No, that’s all. For women there are much fewer early pensions, the highest on average, with 17,111 checks against 34,472 for men. In addition, early pensions for men are worth an average of 2,043 euros per month and 1,527 euros for women. In short, at least in terms of social security, the so-called gender difference exists and is felt.

On the same day, on Via Ciro il Grande, they also took stock of the labor market. Recruits activated by private employers in January 2023 were 663,000 (-3% in January 2022) while terminations were 494,000. The balance is positive, but the trend is negative. More specifically, the decrease in hiring occurred in management contracts (-16%), learning and fixed-term contracts (-3%), permanent contracts (-2%). Intermittent (+14%) and seasonal (+12%) hires are on the rise. With regard to terminations, there was a decrease in permanent contracts (-13%), apprenticeship contracts (-6%), temporary contracts (-3%) and seasonal contracts (-2%). On the other hand, terminations of intermittent contracts (+2%) and fixed-term contracts (+1%) increased slightly. Finally, there were 98 thousand conversions to temporary contracts in the first month of 2023, an increase compared to the same period of 2022 (+7%).

Source: IL Tempo