Ageing society is about future of work as much as pensions and care  

The ETUC welcomes the launch of a consultation, and debate, on responding to the impacts of an ageing society.

ETUC Confederal Secretary Liina Carr said “Ageing is not just a cost. Longer lives are a benefit and should be valued for the greater knowledge, experience and the potential benefits for family and community life.”

“Ageing needs to be addressed not only around the needs of pensioners and the very elderly, but also the needs and impacts of an ageing workforce. Ageing will shape the future of work amongst other things. It will impact on policies as diverse as labour market and employment and migration as well as the more obvious care, health and pensions.

“There needs to be an innovative and integrated approach to ageing and demographic trends.”