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Panellists discuss ways to help older workers

The concept of a retirement age and re-employment age is still relevant, based on feedback gathered by a workgroup looking at policies for older workers. While every older worker would want to continue to enjoy the same wages and benefits as long as they are working, this must be balanced with ensuring that they remain employable and companies remain competitive, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Manpower Low Yen Ling said yesterday. Many workers want flexibility in changing the intensity of work as they age, said Mr Vikas Sharma, research director of Blackbox Research, which organised public engagement sessions for the workgroup. For more on this story, click here.