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Framework agreement on active ageing: signing ceremony

After nine months of negotiations, EU employers and trade unions approved a framework agreement on active ageing and an intergenerational approach. The agreement is to ensure a healthy, safe and productive working environment and work organisation to enable workers of all ages to remain in work until legal retirement age. It is to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and experience between generations at the workplace and takes into account the changing national demographic and labour market realities. BusinessEurope, UEAPME, CEEP and the ETUC signed and handed over the agreement to European Commission President Juncker, European Council President Tusk and the Maltese Prime Minister Muscat on Wednesday 8 March during a signature ceremony. This agreement will be implemented by the members of the signatory organisations across Europe. When signing this agreement on behalf of BusinessEurope, President Emma Marcegaglia said: “This agreement is a positive outcome demonstrating the added value of the European social dialogue to find adaptable solutions to important EU challenges taking into account diverse national labour markets contexts. It will make an important contribution to face demographic challenges and help achieve longer working lives across Europe”. Agreement - Press release - Photos

Last updated: 21 June 2017