The Ministerial Committee on Legislation is scheduled to discuss, on Sunday, a bill by Knesset members of Tzipi Hotovely and Dalia Itzik to fix the retirement age for women at 62. A special committee recently recommended raising the age gradually to 67.
MK Hotovely, who chairs the Committee for Promotion of the Status of Women, says, "We won't let those women who work in the most strenuous jobs bury their lives in the workplace." She added that the right to retire is not smaller than the right to work and called 67 one of the highest retirement ages in the world. Even 64, one of the interim ages in the proposal for retirement at 67, was described in literature accompanying the bill as being harmful to women.