On August 1,
during a briefing at the Government House titled "Prospects for the
introduction of the pension reform", Deputy Minister of Social Policy
Mykola Shambir informed about the categories of
citizens involved in special work environment and for whom the effect of
special working conditions for the assigning of pensions will be prolonged.
reform envisages the abolition of special regimes of pension provision, in particular
for civil servants and prosecutors, however this step will not apply to those
categories of citizens that objectively require special attention and support
from the state.
privileged conditions on retirement remain for combatants, for Chernobyl
victims, as well as for employees falling into list 1 and list 2, for women who
brought up 5 children or raised children with disabilities. In addition, such
privileges remain unchanged for people having growth functions disabilities.
This is practically the whole list of those categories for whom the conditions
for retirement remain invariable", said Mykola Shambir.
He specified that
privileged conditions for the retirees that fall into list 1 and list 2
(hazardous employment) will be provided at the expense of enterprises. This
step shall encourage employers to improve working conditions for employees, and
guarantee relevant retirement conditions and payments. Compliance with employee
rights on the part of the state will be provided by the State Employment
Service, promptly responding to complaints containing violations.