Super changes will hurt manual labourers, Maori, & migrants
Bill English’s announcement that National will increase
the age of retirement will not only hurt Generation X
unfairly, it will also hit manual workers, Maori, and
New New Zealanders will have to live here
for twice as long — 20 years — before qualifying for
Super. When we add this policy to others from the
Government, like closing the immigration category for
parents, National risk creating a legacy of two different
classes of New Zealanders — one that is protected from
poverty in old age and one that isn’t.
Read more: https://blog.greens.org.nz/2017/03/09/super-changes-will-hurt-manual-labourers-maori-migrants/
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