Federation News Spring 2012: Meeting the Challenges of Age

Submitted by sglenister on Wed, 13/06/2012 - 12:06

Published in June 2012

Now on Special Offer

This edition of Federation News focuses on the issues challenging trade unions in relation to the extreme ends of the age spectrum, both in the workplace and within unions themselves. At one end of the spectrum we have mass youth unemployment and deskilling, while at the other, poverty or blatant exploitation of the elderly. Both have to be challenged. We should fous our sights once again on the compatibility of a full employment economy and a reduced retirement age with a comfortable pension.

About the book

The articles in this edition of Federation News nudge us in this direction and focus on important questions: how can unions better engage young people in trade union activities and structures? What do young people themselves want at work and in the union? What role can unions play in negotiating "active ageing" agreements in the workplace to encourage employers to use the skills and expertise of older workers to assist the development of young workers? What can we learn from best practice agreements negotiated in other countries?

These issues and more are addressed by an expert panel of contributors in this timely focus on age at work.

Limited Preview

Two easy ways to order this book

  1. By credit/debit card or Paypal online:
    Are you a member of a trade union?
  2. By cheque through the post, by filling in our booking form and sending it back to us

Substantial discounts are available on bulk orders. Please contact us on 0151 207 5265 to discuss.

Free to subscribers

Subscribers should ensure they are logged in and scroll down to the bottom of the page where they will find a link to an electronic copy of the full book for free.

If are not already subscribed and would like access to all of our employment law publications for free, plus lower entry fees to our employment law conferences, click here to become a subscriber.

Federation News Spring 2012 special order form.pdf17.46 KB
Subscribers Resource: 
This resource is only available to subscribers.
Login or subscribe to access this content.

This website relies on the use of cookies to function correctly. We understand your continued use of the site as agreement to this.