Wise Age and partner organisations have developed a Charter for older workers which we hope will be adopted by concerned age and employment organisations, employer organisations, trade unions, political parties and applied by government and employers.
Encourage employers to retain and to hire seniors, as part of an age diverse workforce.
Upgrade professional skills throughout the working life for seniors on the same basis as all ages of employees.
Provide working conditions that adapt to the needs and benefit of seniors.
Implement health promotion programs for older and all workers.
Rejuvenate careers with age-friendly measures beneficial to employers.
Support intergenerational co-operation and knowledge transfer in the workplace.
Promote time sharing expertise between seniors and other workers.
Promote self employment to seniors and encourage opportunities for seniors and age diverse partnerships to buy small companies.
Promote Active ageing in employment, flexible retirement.
Support full employment, liveable wage and combat exclusion for seniors and all groups of the workforce.
How To Promote This Charter
Raise this issue in your organisation, especially age and employment agencies
Contact your MP or other political representative & party, ask that they endorse it
Contact your trade union and ask for them to support this charter
Contact your employer and ask them to apply these approaches