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SINGAPORE: In a speech to parliament on Tuesday (18 April), Workers’ Party MP Sylvia Lim (Aljunied GRC) said: ‘How do we build a country for all ages? Asked. She warned against the dangers of ageist attitudes “everywhere” in society, including in the workplace.

How often do you hear middle-aged job seekers report that when they reveal their age to prospective employers, they are treated politely to wait for a follow-up call but never come? In fact, in a study released last March, the Ministry of Labor confirmed that ageist attitudes remain prevalent in Singapore’s workplaces, affecting older workers.WP chairman Lim said.

Her speech included not only ageism for the elderly, but also ageism for the young, and must convince them that both groups are an integral part of society.

While highlighting Singapore’s positive policies for the elderly, including health initiatives, Lim also emphasized the importance of monitoring “our public debates, including parliamentary debates.” bottom.

“Ministers and parliamentarians should avoid statements that could inadvertently perpetuate ageism, such as ‘We will face a silver tsunami by 2030,’ which evokes all the wrong images. ‘ she added.

Speaking of stronger protections for all workers, Lim said: Nevertheless, we are eagerly awaiting the anti-discrimination bill that the prime minister announced almost two years before him. ”

As for youth, Lim said reports showed that some young people were becoming cynical about the existing forms of engagement being used by the government.

“Several interviewees argued that engagement should go beyond just talking, and that young people should be able to participate directly in governance and policy making. I doubted that it would be accepted unless it was consistent with: Whatever views were expressed, there was a common ground that any initiative should foster a sense of responsibility among young people.”

She added that young people are not only interested in “woke up” issues such as climate change and discrimination, but have broader interests.

“We need to be careful not to categorize youth issues into a handful of areas and try to engage only with them. said Lim. /TISG

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