Labour would scrap retirement age policy

Stevens, Michelle
January 2010
People Management;1/28/2010, p10
The article reveals that the Liberal Democratic Party of Great Britain has tabled a bid in the House of Lords to fast-track the abolition of the British government's default retirement age (DRA) of 65 in support of the Labour Party's move for massive policy change in the employment sector. Harriet Harman, Labour Party deputy leader, described the DRA as arbitrary and does not bear any relation to people's ability to work. It points out that older workers have more experience and can serve to train younger members of a staff.


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