Retirement Age for Women Will Stay at 62, Lapid Now Says

Lapid explained that he changed his opinion after consulting with business leaders and women’s organizations.

At a key budget meeting last week Finance Minister Yair Lapid said he had reversed his stance on raising the retirement age for women and now opposes raising it from 62 to 64. Senior ministry officials and representatives of the Bank of Israel at the meeting reportedly greeted Lapid’s shift with astonishment and anger.