The standard aims to combat ageism in the workplace
A new employment standard to combat age-discriminatory practices at the workplace was launched today by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP).
The Tripartite Standard on Age-Friendly Workplace Practices is aimed to benefit employees aged 60 and above.
It will address areas such as selection and hiring, training, job redesign, salary increments and re-employment.
The tripartite standard was jointly developed by MOM, NTUC and Singapore National Employers Federation and is voluntary for employers.
“Faced with an ageing population, we need to find more ways to unlock the potential of seniors in our workforce,” second minister for manpower Josephine Teo told Channel NewsAsia.
“The new standard will support older Singaporeans to work as long as they are willing and able to, in jobs that are safer and smarter in a work environment where they feel valued and where their needs are addressed.”