European social partners' autonomous framework agreement on active ageing and an inter-generational approach
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 the legal retirement age. It is to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and experience between generations at the workplace and takes the changing national demographic and labour market realities into account. BusinessEurope, the UEAPME, CEEP and ETUC signed and handed over the agreement to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Council President Donald Tusk and Maltese Prime Minister Muscat on Wednesday 8 March 2017, during a signature ceremony. The agreement will be implemented by the members of the signatory organisations across Europe.