Raising the retirement and re-employment ages must be accompanied by efforts to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, barriers to a truly age-friendly labour market, said MP Sharael Taha in Parliament on Tuesday (Nov 2). He made three proposals. First, expediting the legislation of fair employment practices for older workers; second, implementing fundamental changes in human resource policies so that seniors who do not have to work will still want to work – for instance, proper training plans for mature workers and offering flexi-work; third, promoting an all-round approach to redesigning jobs to tap seniors’ strengths. Mr Sharael also urged the Government to do more to support SMEs in putting all these proposals into practice.
Sharael Taha on Retirement and Re-employment (Amendment) Bill and Central Provident Fund (Amendment) Bill
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