Retirement Commission

What does Andrew Little say now?

On 7 December 2010 Andrew Little was opposed to raising the retirement age:

Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan’s proposal today to raise the retirement age from 65 to 67 is unfair and won’t work, says New Zealand’s largest private sector union, the EPMU.

“In a low wage economy such as New Zealand shifting more of the burden of superannuation funding onto working people doesn’t make sense,” says EPMU national secretary Andrew Little.

“New Zealand suffers from low wages and consequently has a low level of saving.”

“The current universal superannuation system reflects a balanced approach to ensuring New Zealanders’ dignity in their retirement.”

Does he stand by this statement or has followed Phil Goff and performed a flip flop?

Will the EPMU put out a press release opposing Labour’s new policy?