Mexico plans to raise public sector pensions, president says

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“We’re also going to present a reform … for the benefit of workers employed by the state,” Lopez Obrador told reporters at a regular government news conference.

The public sector reform would be applied to federal government workers, and be put forward in due course once Mexico had begun to emerge from the economic crisis stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, the president said.

Under the private sector pension plan agreed between the government and business representatives, total contributions will rise to 15% of salary from 6.5% over eight years, and employer contributions to 13.87% from 5.15%.