make a push to raise the employment age from 65 to 67 by 2017
(Aug. 24, 2015,/HRoot.com/) The Singapore Government will make a
push to raise the employment age from 65 to 67 by 2017, following the
conclusion of the coming General Election. Speaking at the National Day Rally
on Sunday (Aug 23), PM Lee explained that increasing the re-employment age to
65 three years ago seems to be paying dividends, with unions and workers
pleased and organisations getting used to it and appearing to reap rewards from
According to an online article
on Channel NewsAsia, PM Lee cited that from workers’ perspective, 65 may be too
early to quit working.
"Workers want us to raise
the re-employment age. They want to keep working for as long as they are
healthy. I hear this every time I attend a union function," PM Lee was
quoted as saying. While he concurs, he added that firms must be afforded time
to calibrate and formulate practical arrangements, "so that re-employed
workers can be productive and not a burden on their companies".