"Goal-oriented", "open", "constructive", "excellent" – the Participants of the fifth National conference on the topic of older workers are in front of the media, after all, agreed that yesterday's Meeting in Bern, a good atmosphere has taken place. Yes, it's supposed to be – under the initial leadership of Federal councillor Guy Parmelin – more relaxed and quite than at previous meetings, such as two participants on the sidelines of the Press conference said.
results-substance remained of the recent exchange between the Federal government, cantons, employers, trade Association and trade unions, but re-arm. Especially to the disappointment of the workers ' representatives: your Request for a dismissal for long-serving employees over 50 years "has, unfortunately, found little favour," said Vania Alleva, Vice-President of the Swiss Federation of trade unions. Two other claims of workers should be followed: Once the right of employees to a professional location determination from the age of 45 and more – with subsequent further training measures. For a better social protection of the unemployed elderly other in order to prevent their descent in the social assistance. Adrian Wüthrich, President of the workers ' umbrella organisation travail Suisse, makes so strongly for a "bridge pension" in favor delivered to persons over the age of 60.
working group the heck up
What will become of the two trade Union concerns, in addition to now are, first, a working group with representatives of the National conference. She has to deal with a third issue: How to assist older unemployed workers of the Regional employment centres (RAV) better? "There is potential for optimisation," said the Basel SP-state councillor Christoph Brutschin. Leif Agnéus as a representative of the Swiss employers ' Federation, admitted that "the capacity of the RAV is too small".
graphic: Situation of older Workers in the labour market
The results of the working group be incorporated in the next, sixth National conference; they will probably not take place until towards the end of 2020.
The fundamental conflict between employers and trade unions with a view to the Situation of older Workers is likely to be eliminated at this time. From the point of view of the Patron, the unemployment is over 55 represents Year-olds in this country not a particular Problem. In fact, the proportion of people with a gainful employment in this age group has increased in the last 20 years, from 65 to 73 percent, as data from the state Secretariat for economic Affairs. Among the highly developed countries, Switzerland is in the top group with respect to labour market participation of older people.
the Threat of poverty in old age
Also you risk to be unemployed is significantly lower than that of younger Workers. But there is a downside: Lose 50-Year-old and older Employees in their place, so it will take noticeably longer than in Younger, until you come to a new setting. Your average search duration is nine months – compared with around three months in 15 - to 24-Year-olds, and not a few no longer re-enter.
Between 2016 and 2018 is climbed, the share of the 55-Year-old to the long-term unemployed – for more than a year on the job hunt significantly, from just under 29 to 34.5 percent. The unions put the Finger on it, is understandable: however, the affected people, in spite of a long working life of acute poverty in old age is threatened.
Created: 04.05.2019, 10:06 PM