Fair Work Convention


The Fair Work Convention was established in 2015 following a recommendation of the Working Together Review. Our remit is to drive forward fair work in Scotland and our agenda is aspirational – it is about fair work becoming a hallmark of Scotland’s workplaces and economy.

The Fair Work Convention is an independent body which brings together employers, trade unions and academic expertise. The Convention’s role is to:

  • Provide impartial advice and recommendations on fair work to Scottish Ministers, the Scottish Government and policy makers to support the Fair Work agenda
  • Advocate and promote fair work across Scotland.

Our vision is 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.

Fair work is defined by the Fair Work Framework published in 2016. It is work that offers effective voice, security, opportunity, fulfilment and respect. It balances the rights and responsibilities of employers and workers and generates benefits for individuals and society.


  • Patricia Findlay, Fair Work Convention Co-Chair, Director of the Scottish Centre for Employment Research.
  • Mary Alexander, Deputy Regional Secretary for Unite the Union, Scotland
  • Robert Carr,  Anderson Strathern
  • Roz Foyer, STUC General Secretary
  • Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
  • Tracy Gilbert, Scottish Regional Secretary for the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers.
  • Lilian Macer, Unison Scotland, Employee Director for NHS Lanarkshire
  • Aileen McLeod, Director of Business Planning and Commercial, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks
  • Satnam Ner, Babcock International Group
  • Chris Westcott, Global Head of Employee Relations for Johnson Matthey



Fair Work Convention 6th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow G2 8LU