The Ministry of Inclusion and Social Security has proposed this Monday to the social agents an extension of the calculation period to calculate the pension, which will mean raising it from the current 25 years to 30 years, being able to choose the best 28 years.
According to sources from the Ministry headed by José Luis Escrivá, the change "would be carried out progressively" and would be accompanied by an improvement in the treatment of contribution gaps for women and also for men whose contribution career has been reduced after having a child, in line with the operation of the gender gap plugin.
It is, they point out, an "initial proposal" from the Government, which is now subject to negotiation with employers and unions, which was resumed this Monday with the aim of closing these measures committed to Brussels before the end of the year.
The Government has also proposed special treatment for gaps in the contribution of the self-employed group.
Along with the calculation period for the pension -which was already extended from 15 years to 25 years in the 2011 reform- the Government has proposed linking the evolution of the maximum base to the CPI, as well as an additional annual increase of 1,154 points between 2025 and 2050, an increase that will be accompanied by an improvement in the maximum pension.
The Government emphasizes that these are approaches that represent "a starting point", open to new contributions from the social dialogue table, which will meet in the coming days.
From the CCOO they have already rejected the need for an extension of the calculation period, a point that is not in the recommendations of the Pact of Toledo, when "the development of the previous extension has just been completed" and without the "certainty that it has sufficient support for its parliamentary processing, which constitutes a necessary condition for any new debate on the matter".
The union does value the linking of the maximum bases to the CPI, although it calls for "more intense measures to increase tax income."