New law on age discrimination will come into force on 1 October 2006. See: http://www.age2006.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=35&Itemid=40 This law will make it illegal to treat someone unfairly in employment and vocational training because of their age, without a good reason. It is good news as it will give you more rights and opportunities at work. Employers will not be able to enforce compulsory retirement ages below the age of 65 (unless they have specific justifiable reasons for a lower age). If your employer has a compulsory retirement age, you will have the legal right to ask to work beyond it, and your employer must formally consider your request. Not sure what the SP Pol line will be, but I bet they have excluded us cos they can!!