The Fair Work Convention’s year in review and look ahead to 2023

Twenty twenty-two has been a challenging year for many workers and employers who are struggling through the demands of the cost of living crisis in the aftermath of Covid-19 and Brexit. In these exceptional times, we believe that adopting a fair work approach is more important than ever. Read Fair Work Convention – Year in … Read more

Blog – Anti-Racist Employment Strategy – Satnam Ner

The Scottish Government has just published its Anti-Racist Employment Strategy. From a Fair Work perspective, this is undoubtedly a critical issue. But it is also a critical time. For as history has evidenced, when economic and social circumstances are the most difficult, there is a growth in equality, and it is the already disadvantaged groups … Read more

Building our Construction Sector on a Foundation of Fair Work – Roz Foyer

Roz Foyer, General Secretary of the Scottish TUC and Fair Work Convention member speaks about her reflections on the recently published Construction Industry Report and its recommendations.    Construction is an important sector in any economy and here in Scotland that is certainly the case with the sector providing over 5% of jobs in Scotland … Read more

P&O Ferries: A Challenge to Employment Law and Fair Work.

Over the last two weeks we have seen a significant and worrying example of industrial relations in practice. The country watched in horror as 800 workers – the entire employed workforce of P&O – were sacked without warning. Added to this, P&O had agency workers already on site to take over the jobs and had … Read more

The Fair Work Convention’s year in review and look ahead to 2022

When The Fair Work Convention was established in 2015, we had a vision that by 2025, people in Scotland will have a world-leading working life where fair work drives success, wellbeing and prosperity for individuals, businesses, organisations and society. But none of us ever foresaw a devastating worldwide health pandemic and the impact it would … Read more