Fighting for the right to keep working

Fighting for the right to keep working

When do you think you will stop working?

Back in the old days, it was an easy answer of 65 years old.

But today that feels young and more people want to work past that age.

But will others let you?

Jay Shaw is a lecturer at Victoria University and he has been doing it for decades.

He reckons he still puts in 60 hours a week and loves his job.

But he will not be doing the job he loves for much longer. His contract with the university is up and they will not renew it.

Things are stacked against pensioners and only one in five Kiwis keep working past the official retirement age of 65.

Mr Shaw wants to stay but says he is feeling the pressure to go.

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