An Older Workers Charter

  • 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 
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