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Government promises to end Age Discrimination

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Ian McCartney, Minister for Work and Pensions, has today set out the government's commitment to defeating age discrimination in employment, together with all other forms of ageism.

The pledge is for such action to occur over the next 20 years - perhaps not the most ambitious of targets given the EC Equal Treatment Framework Directive requires member states to implement age discrimination legislation by December 2006.

In the style of the great political orators, Ian McCartney said: "Older people are not the world's problem, they are part of the solution to the world's problem... Age discrimination is wrong and the time has come to bin it."