The Government proposes that the pension can be calculated with 25 years of contributions or with 29, excluding the two worst

MADRID, 10 Mar.

The Government proposes that the pension can be calculated with 25 years of contributions or with 29, excluding the two worst


The Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations is going to propose this Friday to the social agents changes in the period for calculating the pension so that it is calculated either with the last 25 years of contributions or with 29 years of contributions, of which they may exclude the two worst, so that in practice the calculation in this second case will be 27 years.

This has been confirmed to Europa Press in sources of the negotiation, which have specified that the Security will offer the pensioner both possibilities, although it will apply what is most advantageous for the worker who retires.

This new proposal, which has the endorsement of Brussels and Unidas Podemos, distances itself from the one that the Ministry presented at the start of the negotiation with the social agents a few months ago and that provoked the rejection of both its government partner and unions and employers.

That first Government proposal contemplated extending the pension calculation period from the current 25 years to a total of 30 years, excluding the two worst years of contribution, with which the pension would be calculated with a total of 28 years of contributions.

The new proposal that the Executive will bring today to the negotiating table with the social agents is much softer, since it will allow choosing between what already exists (last 25 years of contribution) or using a computation period of 29 years, eliminating the two worst listed years. In other words, the calculation period will remain at 25 years if it is not more beneficial to take a total of 27 years (29 years minus the two worst).

The objective of this second option is that those with more volatile careers, for example dismissed at the end of their working life, do not see their pension diminished due to having received less income in their last years in employment.

The Government has given a "push" in the last hours to the second leg of the pension reform after closing with Brussels and United We Can an agreement on its content that this Friday it will present to the social agents in a meeting called from 12:30 p.m. at the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations.

As confirmed to Europa Press in negotiating sources, PSOE and Podemos managed to close an agreement late yesterday for this second phase of the reform, which will follow the previous three already materialized and committed to in the Recovery Plan: the reform that revalues ​​pensions with the CPI, the one that modifies the Self-Employed Workers Regime (RETA) so that they are listed based on their real income and the one that promotes employment pension plans.

"The proposal on pensions that the Government makes to the social agents today has been very worked on and shows that what Podemos has always said is possible. We extend rights to pensioners, guaranteeing the sustainability of the system thanks to the increase in income", has pointed out early this morning the Minister of Social Rights and Secretary General of Podemos, Ione Belarra, on her Twitter account.

This second leg, focused on increasing Social Security income and sufficient pensions for workers with more volatile careers, is one of the milestones linked to the fourth disbursement of European funds.

The Ministry of Inclusion has been negotiating three ways (with Brussels, with the political forces and with the social agents) to finalize a reform that the Minister José Luis Escrivá himself described a few days ago as "imminent".

Yesterday Escrivá revealed that the agreement with Brussels was practically done. Community sources confirmed to Europa Press that the European Commission has maintained "intense" contacts in recent weeks with the Spanish Government on the reform of the pension system, one of the conditions to which the disbursement of the 10,000 million fourth payment is subject. of the anti-crisis fund that Spain has not yet requested.

After the yes of Brussels and Podemos, now all that remains is for the pension reform to receive the approval of the CCOO, UGT, CEOE and Cepyme. The social agents had asked Escrivá to ensure that before presenting his reform proposal, it would have sufficient parliamentary support for its approval.

"I cannot anticipate the elements (of the reform) because the social agents have to know it first, but basically it is the closure of the system, of the complete sustainability of the system," the minister said yesterday.

Escrivá also pointed out that what will be proposed to the social agents "is an alternative, sustainable, reasonable and credible scheme, with the endorsement of powerful independent institutions", so that the system is sustainable and at the same time maintains the purchasing power of pensions .