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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

Fair Work is integral to Scotland’s Anti-Poverty Strategy

Last week saw the launch of the book “Poverty in Scotland  2021- towards a 2030 without poverty?”  This book is a unique collaboration. It brings together academics, anti-poverty campaigners, public officials, trade unionists and practitioners to provide a state of the nation assessment of the scale, nature and impact of poverty. It assesses the progress … Read more

Fair Work for All by 2025 – hope, dream or reality? – Henry Simmons

Alzheimer Scotland Chief Executive and Fair Work Convention member Henry Simmons has written a guest blog for SCVO, ‘Fair Work for All by 2025 – hope, dream or reality?’ ‘With 2025 fast approaching, we need more action and serious attention given to the Fair Work Framework and its underlying principles across all sectors and organisations, … Read more

‘Fire and Rehire’- A test for Scotland’s Fair Work Principles

The GMB’s industrial action with Centrica/ British Gas last week has pushed once again the practice of ‘fire and rehire’ into the spotlight. Again this week 1,000 gas workers across Scotland and thousands more across the UK will go on strike. This is in response to workers being told they must either accept cuts in … Read more