Retirement Authority: 8 million workers are not registered with the Social Security
Baghdad / Ibrahim Ibrahim, long-Presse
The head of Ahmad Abdul Jalil Hussein, in an interview to the (long - Presse), " The number of registered in Department of pension and social security from the private sector does not exceed 180 thousand people out of an estimated five to eight million , "and expressed" not to be trusted Rights pensions to the private sector, especially the pension of between 130 to 140 thousand dinars. "
Hussein added that" three million and 250 thousand retired employees are registered with the Commission as a result of the large demand for government jobs , "adding that" the government wants to pyramid volatility and migration to the private sector by making prerogatives better than the government is. "
the chairman of the Commission for" a plan to record a million workers in the sector Special annually in social security Department , "pointing out that" the World Bank and the ILO - Backed Iraq out real guarantee theprivate sector to ease the pressure on the public sector. " Hussein made it clear that " the government 's plan to eliminate the possibility of the transfer of the service from the public sector to private and vice versa without loss of privileges."
For his part, economist said Mohamed Abdel Latif al - Ani , in an interview for the "long" that " the recent government plans to overcome the financial Haunted considered improvisational not match the reality of thelocal market , which is witnessing a recession in various fields. "
He added that" trying to insert multiple slices of professionals and workers in the private sector to the unified pension system without to revive the labor market real initiative is a step stuttering before proceeding with it. " He said al - Ani , " The government 's duty to put a package of relevant laws on activating the private sector to be attractive for workers in the public sector sagging because of random assignment , which successive governments have pursued a political and electoral purposes."
He said the "prosperity of the domestic market and increase their resources and financial privileges makes battleground economic power You may save millions of opportunities for the unemployed and even comparable to government cadres and attracted to it automatically. " He asked al - Ani of the "feasibility ofbillions accumulated in the pension fund and the need to invest in the shadow of the financial crisis faced by the country , " stressing that " the modernization of the pension system and social welfare will cost the state money (Governor) to insert three million workers to the database and the buyout salary pension without deductions previous accumulated as is the case with government officials. "
the Minister of Labour and social Affairs, Mohammed Shia 'Al Sudani, announced in the (third from September 2015 the past), for the adoption of a draft pension law and social security for workers , after some necessary amendments to the paragraphs. While the detection of sending the draft to the Cabinet for approval, he stressed that there is a tendency government to merge the two pension funds and warranty with the common retirement fund.
The Committee on Labour and Social Affairs Parliamentary suggested, in the (second from September 2015), introduced a draft pension law and social security on Parliament during last November, after the Ministry ofLabour and submit their observations on it. While shown that aims to ease the burden on government jobs, confirmed that it allows the possibility of self - employed get a pension minimum of 250 thousand dinars to secure their future.
The advantages of pension law and social security for workers is optional escrow so that the employer isentitled to the categories of self - employed inclusion branch of retirement and benefit from the advantages present and future, and to ensure that workers in the informal sector groups, and the inclusion of roving guards and porters , vendors and other provisions of the new draft law, as well as broad support from the general budget of the pension Fund and social security to pay for the burdens of entry under the social welfare umbrella and implementation of the content recommendation international 204 for the year 2015 ,which means the process of legal and technical transition from the informal to the formal economy, with increases or raising the level of women working to protect when pregnancy and childbirth and beyond , and toincrease the duration of maternity leave to 14 weeks to implement the international Convention on the work 183 on maternity Protection.