Uzbekistan, Tashkent, 14 January / Trend D.Azizov /
A joint decree of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and the Ministry of Finance, according to which the list of industries, institutions, jobs, professions, positions and performance, entitlement to pension with reduction of a generally established age by 10 and five years being revised down, has come into effect in Uzbekistan.
In particular, those working on a number of coke, coke-pitch, termoanthracite and chemical recovery industries, mercury converter stations, production of electronics and radio equipment, pulp and paper and wood industries and in industries for agrochemical service of agriculture lose the right to preferential pensions.
Certain changes were made concerning industries as well as manufacturers, jobs, professions and positions.
In particular, the right to preferential pensions of those working in certain light and food industries, ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy and chemical industry have also been partially revised
According to the document, employment at 10 of 18 food processing plants would no longer give the right to privileged pensions and of 11 manufacturers previously envisioning this right in the light industry, only five are left.
Certain categories of workers have faced changes in access to privileged pensions.
In particular, if previously manual welding welders were entitled to a pension on favourable terms regardless of place of work, now the right to preferential pensions is provided only to those employed in metalworking, as well as construction, renovation, modernisation, renovation of buildings, construction and other objects.
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