Whither now, retirement?

Will the Covid-19 pandemic derail plans to raise the retirement and re-employment ages?

Five days a week, Mr Jimmy Lee works eight-hour shifts as a security officer, patrolling and ensuring the security of the building housing a multinational company.

At 68, he is still fit and chose to continue working at Security & Risk Solutions (SRS), a security agency, even though he has surpassed the statutory re-employment age of 67.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 30, 2021, with the headline 'Whither now, retirement?'. Subscribe