News & Publications

Fair Work Convention – Hospitality Inquiry Evidence Sessions

Are you a Hospitality Business in Scotland? We want to hear from you The Fair Work Convention is pleased to be hosting a series of online discussions with hospitality businesses across Scotland. Come along to one of these virtual sessions and share your views. This is your chance to give evidence to the inquiry and … Read more

Fair Work Convention new member announcement

Today we welcome Tracy Gilbert as a new member of the Fair Work Convention. Tracy is the Scottish Regional Secretary for USDAW (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers). Prior to joining USDAW in 2000 through the TUC Academy she was a full Time lay official with Unison working in local government. Tracy said: “I … Read more

Chairs statement on Nicola Sturgeon’s resignation

Nicola Sturgeon’s strong personal and political commitment to and championing of fair work has been consistent and crucial to driving forward a fair work agenda in Scotland. From her important role in establishing the Fair Work Convention following the recommendations of the Working Together Review, the First Minister has supported our work, taken seriously our … Read more

Workers’ Experiences in Hospitality show importance of the Convention’s Fair Work Inquiry

The Fair Work Convention today published new research which examines workers’ experiences in the hospitality industry in Scotland, confirming the importance of the ongoing Fair Work Inquiry in the sector. The research, conducted by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), focuses on the perspectives and lived experiences of hospitality workers. The research … Read more

Fair Work Action Plan and the Anti-Racist Employment Strategy

Today the Scottish Government have published a refreshed action plan setting out actions to promote fair and inclusive workplaces across Scotland. This incorporates actions on tackling the gender pay gap, the disability employment gap, and our anti-racist employment strategy, driving fair work practices for all. We welcome both the refresh of Fair Work Action Plan … Read more


Responding to the Press Release: “Councils and Trade Unions Unite to Oppose Government Care Plans”, Mary Alexander and Patricia Findlay Co-Chairs of the Fair Work Convention said: “It is deeply frustrating that after three years, little progress has been made on implementing our Social Care Inquiry recommendations. The Scottish Government must recognise the pressure the … Read more

New CIPD Fair Work resource area launched

The CIPD has launched a new resource area in collaboration with the Fair Work Convention to support employers in Scotland to implement the five Fair Work dimensions. As part of their strategic partnership with the Fair Work Convention, the CIPD in Scotland has launched a new online Fair Work hub which brings a wealth of … Read more

Making Work Fairer for Women over 50 – Rescheduled Webinar

Join the discussion on the Gender Pay Gap, our research findings and practical actions at the Fair Work Convention’s latest webinar ‘Making Work Fairer for Women over 50’ on Monday 24 October, 2022 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm. About this event Women over 50 in Scotland require greater support in the workplace and age-inclusive workplace practices … Read more

Making Work Fairer for Women over 50 – Webinar – Postponed

Due to the passing of Her Majesty the Queen and in line with official Scottish Government protocols we are respectfully postponing our Making Work Fairer for Women over 50 Webinar on Tuesday 20 September. A rescheduled date for this event will be announced shortly

Building Fair Work in the Construction Industry webinar – Review

  The Fair Work Convention’s ‘Building Fair Work in the Construction Industry’ webinar was an opportunity to review the Conventions recently published report and recommendations on fair work in Scotland’s Construction Industry. The report was the conclusion of a two-year inquiry which involved research and extensive engagement with stakeholders as it calls for urgent action … Read more