46th votes to 40-and the coalition failed bill of a Knesset member from the party «Israel Our home» Sofa Landwehr and clothing of forera minimum level of retirement income for people who worked in the country or abroad for 35 years.
Deputies from NDI in its legislative initiative was proposed to introduce a mandatory minimum retirement income for all citizens — as immigrants and old-timers. So for the pensioner lone subsistence minimum shall not be less than 85% of the minimum wage, and for a married couple — not less than 105% of the minimum wage.
«There is a law on minimum wages – in the same way in the country should be the law of the minimum pension, — says the author of the law Sofa Landwehr. Otherwise those who worked and continues to work today, who is not a single day spent at home, after retirement, will become destitute. What is actually happening today with the connivance of the government»
The press service of the NDI stressed that for the first time during the discussion of the pension laws (Sofa Landwehr submitted to the vote of four of the law) the Minister of welfare Haim Katz acknowledged that the returnees are unable to accumulate sufficient retirement funds and seniority in Israel to get a decent pension. But despite this, the coalition failed bill on minimum pension.