EU age directive could disrupt business planning says CBI

first_img Comments are closed. The CBI has warned that an EU directive which could lead to the end of theretirement age in the UK would prevent employers from pursuing effective HRstrategies on workforce planning and succession management. The employers’ body made its comments as part of its submission on theGovernment’s consultation on the EU employment and race directives, whichinclude plans to introduce age discrimination legislation in the UK by 2006. The DTI has suggested that the directive could mean the end of the mandatoryretirement age. “Whatever measures are adopted business feels that the ability toretire employees at a fixed date should be preserved, particularly given thatthere appears to be no demand for its removal from employers,” said KatjaKlasson, the CBI’s head of employee relations. “Retirement in the UK is already fairly fluid with highly valuedemployees being encouraged to stay on beyond normal retirement age,” sheadded. The CBI believes removing formal retirement ages could lead to bottlenecksin the promotion process. Previous Article Next Article EU age directive could disrupt business planning says CBIOn 16 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more