TRADE UNION OF RETIRED PERSONS OF CROATIA

                 Krešimirov trg 2, 10 000 Zagreb

                 tel: 01/46 55 146 • 01/46 35 202 • e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.suh.hr 

 

WHY?

  • One in three citizens older than 65 is poor; Croatia ranks fourth on the basis of poverty of older people in EU
  • 630.000 pensioners (55%) have a pension below 2.000 HRK; we are among the three EU countries with the share of average pension in average wage (39 %!)
  • In the last three years pensions have been adjusted by an average of 5,00 HRK
  • There is no „welfare pension“ for those without any pension
  • The State does not care about the protection of dignity and standard of older persons! 

 

 

PETITION

I VOTE AGAINST POVERTY OF OLDER PERSONS 

 

Trade union of retired persons of Croatia invites you to sign this petition as a sign of solidarity with Croatian pensioners and older persons! 

 

BECAUSE!

 

1. LETS BUILD A WALL AGAINST POVERTY OF OLDER PERSONS

  • Increase pensions for all those who retired after 1 January 1999 (deprived by approximately 19%)
  • Introduce minimum pension at the amount of 50% of the minimum wage
  • Introduce the so-called welfare pension (state allowance for persons older than 65 without a pension) at the burden of the state budget.

2. LETS IMPROVE THE MODEL OF INDEXATION OF PENSIONS

  • Introduce new model of pension indexation with growth of wages of the employed and consumer price index developed specifically for pensions indexation
  • Consumer price index for pensions must not be calculated on the basis of development of all prices but only food, housing, health care and transport.
  • Twice a year adjust pensions with more favourable factor (wage increase or consumer price index), and once a year with the growth of GDP.

3. LETS IMPROVE PROTECTION AND PARTICIPATION OF PENSIONERS

  • Establish a special ombudsperson for older persons
  • Establish advisory bodies for pensioners and older persons at the level of counties, cities and municipalities. 

 

THE DEMANDS SUPPORTED BY YOUR SIGNATURES WILL BE SENT TO THE NEW GOVERNMENT!