Outside the government offices in Tamar. Last week, Hong Kong’s Executive Council decided that the age of mandatory retirement for more civil servants would be raised from 60 to 65, while that for disciplined services staff will be raised from 55 to 60. Photo: Felix Wong
Stephen Vines
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Stephen Vines

Hong Kong civil service opens the door wider for older workers – but not before time

Stephen Vines applauds the move by the Hong Kong government to raise the retirement age for more civil servants, but says a far bigger change in policy measures and work practices is needed if Hong Kong is to cope with its ageing population

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Outside the government offices in Tamar. Last week, Hong Kong’s Executive Council decided that the age of mandatory retirement for more civil servants would be raised from 60 to 65, while that for disciplined services staff will be raised from 55 to 60. Photo: Felix Wong
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