Fair Work and the Right to Disconnect

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on work across the economy. Many workers, particularly those in frontline roles continued to attend work but had to adjust to new ways of working to remain safe throughout the pandemic. Others worked wholly or partly from home for much of the pandemic. Homeworking has provided opportunities for increased flexibility … Read more

New Members Blog – Chris Westcott

Last month we welcomed five new members to the Convention bringing a range of skills and experience to meet key challenges ahead. Today we hear from Chris Westcott, Europe & Asia within the Health Sector for Johnson Matthey in the first of our New Members Blog series. The Fair Work vision states that ‘by 2025, … Read more

Rising to the Challenge: a Just Transition and Fair Work

In last week’s Programme for Government the Scottish Government set out its vision for delivering improved economic outcomes in Scotland. Notably, there is a focus on creating a wellbeing economy, delivering a just transition to a net zero economy and addressing child poverty. It is important to recognise the relationship that each of these core … Read more

Guest Blog – South of Scotland Enterprise Fair Work Intern – Alexandra McDowall

While fair work is a well-established key objective for the Scottish Government and Scotland as a whole, for the South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE) fair work is vital for its effective operation. Acting as the economic development agency for the South of Scotland, fair work is rooted in SOSE’s legislation and must be embedded and … Read more