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Beijing raises pension for retired model workers

07-12-2010 15:47 BJT

From this year, more than 1,000 model workers, whose pension was lower than Beijing’s basic pension, will for the first time receive an additional allowance made possible by public subsidies. The total amount of the pension could reach an average of 2032 yuan per month in basic pension benefits per person in Beijing after the subsidy. The Beijing Municipal Federation of Trade Unions announced yesterday that the allowance is expected to be released in October. The amount for the months from January to September will be paid at the same time.

Retired model worker: the pension has risen to 2032 yuan

According to Han Zirong, secretary of the Party Committee and vice-president of the Beijing Municipal Federation of Trade Unions, there are about 13,000 model workers in Beijing, of which 70% are elected before the 1980s. The pension of some model workers who retired early is lower than Beijing’s current basic pension, which is 2032 yuan per person per month.

"This year we will take government subsidies and put the money towards boosting the allowance of the model workers whose pension is lower than Beijing’s basic pension until the two match up," said a manager from the economic and technological department of the Beijing Municipal Federation of Trade Unions. Currently, the Beijing Municipal Federation of Trade Unions is investigating and verifying the model workers’ pensions, confirming there are in fact over 1,000 model workers who qualify. According to this calculation, the total allowance will be 7 million yuan, and it will be financed by Beijing public finance.

It is reported that subsidy funds are expected to be sent to qualified model workers in October this year. As this policy is carried out this year, a subsidy from January to September will be reissued along with it. At the same time, the Beijing Municipal Federation of Trade Unions will work together with Labor Protection Department, and a subsidy for pensions will be issued every month by social security centers beginning next year.

Model workers who are still working will receive at least the average wage for their industry

For those model workers who are still working, “they are generally the backbone of enterprise, their wages are relatively higher than that of common workers, but it doesn’t exclude some companies reducing the wages of model workers due to the recession, making it lower than the average wage level in society and industry,” said a manager from the economic and technological department of the Beijing Municipal Federation of Trade Unions. The Beijing Municipal Federation of Trade Unions is now making relevant policies with the state-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission and other departments, requiring enterprises try to increase model workers' wages to the average level of industrial pay.

Free physical examinations

2,000 people will benefit each year

Moreover, The Beijing Municipal Federation of Trade Unions also launched the “warm model worker health management project,” which will last from this year to 2014, there will be 2,000 model workers who can receive health examinations and health management services with the market value of 1080 yuan. The number of the beneficiaries will reach 10,000 during the five years, and the Beijing Municipal Federation of Trade Unions will determine those who will be eligible for the health services each year.

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CNTV.CN

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