Swiss voters approve boost to pension payments | National

Swiss voters on Sunday overwhelmingly backed a proposal to increase pension payments, a move hailed as “historic” by backers at a time when the country’s ageing population faces surging living expenses.

A call by trade unions to add a 13th monthly pension payment each year secured nearly 60 percent backing, final results showed.

– ‘Soaring’ costs –

– ‘Price to pay’ –

– Retirement age unchanged –

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