To begin, I would like to thank the organisers of this conference for inviting the ILO to contribute to this informative event. By way of introduction I will briefly let you know about the work of our department. I work for the ILO in the Conditions of Work and Employment Programme. Our programme addresses a number of work conditions and employment issues. The main focus of our work is on working time, work organisation, wages & incomes, policies for work-family balance and maternity, among others. We also do some work on other workplace issues such as harassment and stress at work. Some of these issues are important when considering the conditions of work and employment for older workers, and in addition to age discrimination legislation, the research I am conducting and tools being developed for ILO constituents are based on these issues.
Conditions of Work & Employment for Older Workers: Understanding the Issues Naj Ghosheh Conditions of Work and Employment Programme International Labour Organisation Geneva, Switzerland