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New Members Blog – Alieen Mcleod

Today we hear from Aileen McLeod who is the Director of Business Planning and Commercial for Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSE) and new member of the Fair Work Convention in the next of our New Members Blog Series. This is an important time for fair work to be part of our national  debate. Everywhere … 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

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

What does Fair Work mean for the voluntary sector? – Anna Fowlie

In her latest blog Chief Executive of SCVO and recent new member of the Fair Work Convention, Anna Fowlie asks what does Fair Work mean for the voluntary sector? ‘As we all know, some things are easier to say than to achieve. So at SCVO we’re doing a bit of work on what Fair Work … Read more

Guest Blog: Coming together to champion fair work for all – Lee Ann Panglea

As we start taking the first steps towards a post-pandemic world, we all have much to reflect on. The last 17 months or so have been some of the most challenging that any of us have ever experienced – putting incredible pressure on employees, employers, communities and the country as a whole. But where there are challenges, there are also … Read more

Guest Blog: Redesigning our employment landscape – Christine McCaig

Employment should free people from the grip of in-work poverty however, the reality is that for many people, being in work does not guarantee financial security. As we begin our recovery from what has been one of the most testing times in recent history, we need to work together to redesign our employment landscape so that … Read more

Mary Alexander: How fair is work in the construction industry?

Today Mary Alexander,  co-chair of The Fair Work Convention’s Construction Industry Inquiry Group, writes a guest blog for Scottish Construction Now: ‘How fair is work in the construction industry?’ read the full article here  

Guest Blog: Protecting young people’s life chances – Sandy Begbie CBE

I was delighted to recently speak to the Fair Work Convention about the Young Person’s Guarantee and how it can deliver for young people and the business community. Having the opportunity to fulfil your potential as you grow up and enter adulthood is something that can easily be taken for granted. The ability to develop … Read more

Guest blog: What next for Fair Work in Scotland? – Gail Irvine

In March – one year into the coronavirus pandemic and on the threshold on the Scottish Parliament election – my organisation the Carnegie UK  Trust published What Next for Fair Work in Scotland? As part of the Carnegie UK Trust’s mission to improve wellbeing, for the last five years our Fulfilling Work programme has had … Read more