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Mexican president says plans to raise public sector pensions

MEXICO CITY, July 23 (Reuters) - Mexican federal government workers ought to receive higher pensions, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday, a day after the government announced plans to boost average pensions of regular workers by about 40%.

“We’re also going to present a reform ... for the benefit of workers employed by the state,” Lopez Obrador said, noting that he was referring to employees of the federal government. (Reporting by Dave Graham; Writing by Drazen Jorgic)

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