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Parmelin a working group for older workers

the Confederation, the cantons and the social partners want the Situation of older workers improve. The unemployed should be encouraged to find work and balanced social better protected supported.

The statistics is one thing, the human side of another, said economy Minister, Guy Parmelin on the Friday before the media in Bern. The Situation of older workers was an important issue. The Swiss labour market needs in view of the demographic development and the shortage of skilled workers.

At the fifth national conference on the topic, the participants adopted a Roadmap and a mandate for a working group agreed to elaborate measures.

optimizations in the case of the RAV

first, the older unemployed will have better opportunities to find a job. The Regional employment centres (RAV) to support stronger and the agencies reporting use of duty is a better placement. The cantonal labour market authorities receive the mandate to draw up a plan of action.

Second, the working group should examine the right to a professional determination of the location of a certain age. This goes Out especially to education and training.

Third, want to are secured the representatives of the Confederation, the cantons and social partners, older workers in unemployment, better social. For the discussion of a bridging pension of the Federal government for controlled. A consensus is not out yet.

No better termination protection

The bridging pension corresponds to a demand of the trade unions. Not in the mandate of their demand for a better protection against dismissal for work is included taking more than 50. These have, unfortunately, found little favour, said Vania Alleva, Vice-President of the Swiss Federation of trade unions (SGB).

The SGB emphasized, the experience with analogous provisions in collective agreements are positive. By means of a dismissal protection the employer also received an incentive to look better to the staff, for example in education and health.

For the employer, however, it's out of the question. Regulatory interventions are neither useful nor necessary, said Leif Agnéus, a Board member of the employers ' Association.

Situation from the point of view of the employer's good

The employers and the unions the need for action to assess differently. The employers point out that the number of employed increased population and the unemployment rate declined.

Overall, the Situation very well, said Agnéus, and trade Association President Jean-François Rime. They admitted, however, that there is potential for improvement, for example in the placement. Older workers have a higher risk to be outsourced.

danger of long-term unemployment

This point, the trade unions highlight. They point also to the fact that the unemployment rate for the Elderly decreased in contrast to the total unemployment and the share of the 55-Year-old to the long-term work in about 34 percent of the sun. The social assistance rate was the Year of the 55-much higher than in other age groups, said Adrian Wüthrich, President of Travail. Suisse.

The next national conference on the Situation of older workers is to be held in a year. In life, these conferences were called in after the mass immigration initiative. The Parliament commissioned the Federal Council to the conference. (Dec/sda)

Created: 03.05.2019, 14:45 PM

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