Sinn Féin spokesperson for Social Protection John Brady TD will this morning deliver an opening statement at the Committee on Justice and Equality as his Abolition of Mandatory Retirement Bill moves to the next stage.
Speaking ahead of the Committee meeting, Teachta Brady said:
“I am delighted that my Bill to abolish mandatory retirement is moving to pre-Committee scrutiny stage which will be held at the Committee on Justice and Equality meeting this morning.
“Since this Bill was debated in February, my offices have been inundated with letters, phone calls, and emails asking when this Bill will become law. There are many workers out there relying on this Bill so they can continue at work for many different reasons including, financial or social.
“Today’s meeting is about carefully examining the provisions within the Bill and ensuring that any issues are addressed. The ultimate aim is to abolish mandatory retirement and ending age discrimination within the workforce.
“I am encouraged by the many workers that have contacted me on this Bill and I look forward to this Bill progressing through the legislative process without delay.”