Alliance Councillor Stephen Martin has supported the Stop Age Discrimination Now campaign organised by Age NI which attended the 44th annual Alliance Party conference at the La Mon Hotel on Saturday 21st March.
Speaking at the Conference, Councillor Martin stated: ‘I am fully supportive of the Stop Age Discrimination Now campaign by Age NI as I firmly believe that irrespective of age people should not be discriminated against and there is a real case for appropriate legislation here in Northern Ireland.’
‘The Northern Ireland Executive has promised to introduce legislation by March 2015 to outlaw discrimination on the grounds of age in accessing such vital services such as healthcare, mortgages, bank loans, club membership, accommodation and transport. Age discrimination is something which can affect us all and often times can be very subtle.
‘Age NI is working to prevent age discrimination in Northern Ireland and I believe that with the help of Alliance we can ensure that the Northern Ireland Executive keeps this promise.’