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, and political parties and applied by government and employers.
Encourage employers to retain and hire seniors, as part of an age-diverse workforce.
Upgrade professional skills throughout the working life for those Over 50s on the same basis as to all ages of employees.
Provide working conditions that adapt to the needs and benefits of seniors.
Implement health promotion programs for older and all workers.
Rejuvenate careers with age-friendly measures beneficial to employers.
Support intergenerational cooperation and knowledge transfer in the workplace.
Promote time-sharing expertise between seniors and other workers.
Promote self-employment to seniors and encourage opportunities for those over 50s and age-diverse partnerships to buy small companies.
Promote Active ageing in employment and flexible retirement.
Support full employment, liveable wage and combat exclusion for those over 50s 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, and 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