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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

Renewed Fair Work Convention to meet key challenges ahead

The Fair Work Convention has welcomed five new members bringing a range of skills and experience to meet key challenges ahead. Fair work is crucial if Scotland is going to respond effectively to the pandemic and the climate emergency,  to achieve its ambition to reduce inequality and child poverty, and be a country where all … Read more

Putting fair work at the heart of Scotland’s workplaces and economy

The Fair Work Convention and CIPD Scotland last month joined together to form a strategic partnership, working to ensure fair work drives success, wellbeing and prosperity for individuals, businesses, organisations and society across Scotland. Fair Work Convention Co-Chair’s Professor Patricia Findlay and Grahame Smith explain why putting fair work at the heart of workplaces and … Read more

CIPD Scotland’s ‘Working Lives Scotland’ report published

The Fair Work Convention have contributed the opening forward to CIPD Scotland’s ‘Working Lives Scotland’ report which explores job quality in Scotland and how it has been impacted by the pandemic. The report is a valuable contribution to the evidence base around Fair Work  principles. As we strive to recover from COVID-19, the need to … 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  

Fair Work Convention join with CIPD Scotland in Strategic Partnership

Scotland’s Fair Work Convention and CIPD Scotland have joined together to form a strategic partnership, working to ensure fair work drives success, wellbeing and prosperity for individuals, businesses, organisations and society across Scotland. The CIPD is the professional body for experts in people at work. It champions better work and working lives by setting professional … Read more

Fair Work Convention joins the Global Deal

The Fair Work Convention has become a partner with The Global Deal. The Global Deal was launched by the Government of Sweden, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The Global Deal works to strengthen social dialogue, which means unions, employers and governments coming together to create better … 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 Covid-19 Survey reveals a mixed picture on fairness at work, access to sick-pay and support for carers during the pandemic

Scotland’s Fair Work Convention has published findings from their Fair Work in Scotland: Workers’ Experiences through COVID-19 Survey.  The survey has revealed a mixed picture on fairness at work, access to sick-pay and support for carers during the pandemic. In July 2020, a joint statement by the Scottish Government, COSLA, the Institute of Directors, the … Read more

A Fair Work Recovery – Presentations

Last week’s sold out event, ‘A Fair Work Recovery’ was a great success and we once again thank everyone who took part and attended. You can now view our two guest speakers presentations: Gavin Kelly – Prospects for a fair work recovery? Veronica Nilsson – Overview of the Global Deal and the importance of Social Dialogue … Read more