EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Borealis Agrolinz Mlamine GmbH

16 Jul, 2015
    • Austria
  • Organisation size

    1000+

  • Establishment size

    501-1000

  • Type of restructuring
    • Internal restructuring
  • Ownership
    • Private
    • Public
  • Involved actors

    • National government
    • Works council
  • Anticipation of change activities
    • R&D - innovation
    • Continuous mapping of jobs and skills needs - Elaboration of training plans
    • Career counselling and occupational orientation activities
    • Promotion of social dialogue
  • Management of change activities
    • Working time flexibility measures
    • (Re)training of affected employees
    • Income support for affected workers
    • Flexible/early retirement schemes
    • Other support for affected employees

While age management at the Borealis Group has always made use of generous regulations for early retirement – particularly at BAM and its predecessor AMI – there has also been a movement to maintain older workers in the workplace by creating sustainable work processes and adapting work practices to take into account employees’ needs. For this purpose, AMI, the predecessor of BAM, introduced a ‘productive ageing programme’ in 1997. This programme reviewed working conditions for older and younger shift workers, provided health training, and helped to adapt the environment ergonomically.

keywords
  • Recession/crisis
  • Age management