Unions aren’t enthusiastic about Labour’s plans to increase the age of eligibility for superannuation to 67 and want exemptions for manual workers.
. . . Maritime Union president Garry Parsloe said provisions would be needed exempting those in physically demanding jobs, who would struggle to keep working past 65. . .
People in physically demanding jobs are often stronger, fitter and healthier than those in sedentary ones.
Two of our staff are in their 80s.
One of those spends most of his time dagging sheep, something many people far younger would struggle to do.
He does take Wednesday afternoons off to play bridge though providing a great role model for physical and mental fitness.