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Combating discrimination against older persons on the labour market

In a resolution adopted today on the basis of the report by Sahiba Gafarova (Azerbaijan, EDG), PACE called on member states to “introduce measures for older workers wishing to enter or re-enter the labour market as well as for older employees”.

 The adopted text says that older persons are faced with unjustified discrimination in the sphere of employment, especially where access to recruitment and further training is concerned. Member states are also called on to “ensure that their national legislation includes age among the criteria of non-discrimination”.