Monday, May 19, 2008


The International Laborer Organization (ILO) has proclaimed that the Celebration for The Day of the World Laborer this year was at 1st of May and then announced it as a May Day.

We have already stayed in an era of global that brings us to a certain complicated problem and difficulty and as the consequence that make life is hard to live. For example, the energy problem like the fuel and electric, making so many industrial products in the marketing become high price, and the society being in struggle. This pressure life, make people need more facility and salary from the institution where they are working. Meanwhile, the factory/industry has their difficulties.

This problem also emerge a controversy about an ideal retirement age. In some countries, the average worker is obliged to retire at the age of 50, while in others people can work until they are 65 or 70. Meanwhile, we see some politicians enjoying power well into their eighties. People who have reach their age to be retired need to keep working to survive with this hard condition. Meanwhile, their capability can work effectively anymore. Furthermore, this condition makes new people hard to have a job because the chance is minimum caused by people who don’t want to be retired.

Retirement is the point where a person stops employment completely. ( Another definition says that retirement is the period of a person's life during which he/she is no longer working, or the commencement of that period or the disposal of a fixed asset at the end of its useful life. ( definitions.html).

Wikipedia says “There is different retirement age range from country to country but it is generally between 55 and 70. In the United States, while most view 65 as normal retirement age, many retire before then, sometimes with contributory causes such as job-loss, disability or wealth. However, the Old Age Survivors Insurance or OASI, better known as the Social Security system has age 62 as the earliest retirement age. Normal retirement age for Social Security has historically been age 65 to receive unreduced benefits, but it is gradually increasing to age 67. For those turning 65 in the year 2008 full benefits will be payable beginning at age 66. Police officers in the United States are typically allowed to retire at half pay after only 20 years of service or three-quarter pay after 30 years, allowing people to retire in their early forties or fifties. In 2007, retirement age for teachers in France is thirty eight years after employment and age 50 for train engineers on the SNCF, the national railway. The retirement age in India for public sector employees is enhanced from 58-60 years in July 2007. In Malaysia the retirement age has just recently been raised from 55 years to 56 years. Many politicians, scientists, lawyers, television anchors, and professors still work well into their 70s, however some actors, models, athletes, and musicians only work until their 30s.”

Actually, an ideal average age for the worker to be retired is 50 years old. By mean, with good health they can dedicate their productivity maximally, and the industry can grow up positively. Commonly, in the age 50, people’s capability to work efficiently is decreased. Because of that, people should be encouraged to stop working at 50 years old.

Thus, the industry can facilitate all the retire by guaranteed very well to keep/save their family in good establishment and can produce an excellent generation either in the future and so save the nation. This guarantee can make people get ready to be retired. They couldn’t worry about their survival anymore.

Overall, the range of retirement is important to define people from workaholic and keep the regulating worker happens. This rule can decrease the jobless level because every industry will make open recruitment each year. This conclusion also makes the human right to be guarantee because however every people have their limit to work.

References :

Anon. PHK (Pemutusan Hubungan Kerja, red) di Pabrik Spotek dan Tifico.Tempo, 2008, 20-21, May 2nd .

www.wikipedia .com

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