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Workers' Party calls for contributions of mature workers to be valued

Published on Apr 30, 2014 6:06 PM
 
The Workers' Party has urged all employers to appreciate the value of mature workers, as Singapore celebrates Labour Day on Thursday, May 1, 2014. -- ST FILE PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

The Workers' Party has urged all employers to appreciate the value of mature workers, as Singapore celebrates Labour Day on Thursday.

In a statement on Wednesday, Mr Gerald Giam, who chairs the WP's media team, said bosses have described these workers as having more experience, loyalty and commitment, and also a stronger work ethic.

"We urge all employers to appreciate these positive attributes in mature workers, especially when considering them for employment and re-employment," he said.

The WP, said Mr Giam, had flagged mature workers as a particular area of concern in the past. Close to two-thirds of all resident workers who lost their jobs last year were aged 40 and above, added the Non-Constituency MP.

 
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