Compulsory Extension of Working Life

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2003 Retired Members' Conference
30 July 2003

Conference notes the Government statement of July 2003 and proposals to end age discrimination in the workplace and so on.

Conference, however, recognises that the statement is also a blatant attempt by the Government to try to resolve the pensions crisis by forcing people to work longer.

Conference declares its opposition to any attempt to make people work to age 70 or beyond if they do not wish to do so.

Conference requests the National Executive Council to oppose any proposal to extend working life on a compulsory basis and at the same time press for an earlier introduction of anti-age discrimination proposals before 2006.