From Mon-Weds this week I spent an immensely rewarding time at the final dissemination event which marked the end of the GFTU's successful SAATT (supporting active ageing through training) project.
|Representatives of the partners from the GFTU's SAATT project|
at the Raseborg Institute 12-13th June 2012
At the heart of the project, funded by the European Commission's social dialogue strand, was a focus on the employment, economic and health needs of older workers facing retirement, employment past retirement age or a mixture of both. The project developed two training programmes one aimed at TU reps (including on online version) and focused on the primary collective bargaining areas around the concept of 'age management' and a programeme aimed at individual TU members which includes an element on diet and nutrition in later life.
The project is set within the context of an ageing Europe and where across EU member states the default retirement age is being withdrawn.
|Tiina Saarelam of the Finnish|
Institute of Occupational Health introducing
the FIOH approach to age power at work
|Sirpa Puolakka of the WEA in Finland delivered |
a session on the creation of well-being at work
|A big thanks to Riitta Vehovaara of JHL for supporting |
project activity in Finland and organsing the
|Ann Callinan of the WFP takes delegates through her resources|
on diet and nutrition for trade union members