Argentina: Farmers hand out 20 tonnes of vegetables to retirees following pension reform

Farmers handed out 20,000 kilogrammes of vegetables to retirees outside the National Congress building in Buenos Aires, Wednesday, in a demonstration against the government's pension reform. The action was organised by the Land Workers Union (UTT). Around 100 small producers donated 20 tonnes worth of fresh produce in a show of solidarity with old aged pensioners. Despite resistance to the... Еще reform, the government managed to implement it on December 19. The retirement age was raised from 65 to 70 for men and 60 to 63 for women, while the formula used to calculate payments has changed, which is expected to result in reduced benefits.

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