News & Publications

Building Fair Work in the Construction Industry, Webinar – Rescheduled

Building Fair Work in the Construction Industry webinar hosted by the Fair Work Convention has been rescheduled and will now take place on Thursday 11 August, 2022 at 4:30 pm – 6 pm. The Fair Work Convention has published its Fair Work Construction Inquiry ‘Building Fair Work in the Construction Industry’ report  . This two … Read more

Working Lives Scotland 2022 – CIPD Scotland Survey Report

Fair Work Convention Co-Chairs Mary Alexander and Professor Patricia Findlay have written the foreword in CIPD Scotland’s Survey Report Working Lives Scotland 2022 The Working Lives Scotland report offers us significant and valuable insight into workers’ experiences of fair work across the economy. This year’s report gives us a useful sense of how work is … Read more

Refreshed Statutory Procurement Guidance on Fair Work – Co-Chair’s reaction

Commenting on the launch of the Scottish Government’s refreshed statutory procurement guidance , Co-Chairs of the Fair Work Convention Mary Alexander and Patricia Findlay said: “The refresh of the statutory procurement guidance is welcome and highlights the importance that the Scottish Government places on fair work conditionality. Importantly the guidance now permits public bodies to … Read more

Building Fair Work in the Construction Industry, On-line Webinar – Postponed

Thank you to all who for registering to our ‘Building Fair Work in the Construction Industry’ webinar. Unfortunately due unforeseen circumstances we are having to postpone this event but hope to reschedule shortly. Please check our website and social media channels for updates  

The Fair Work Convention Appoints Mary Alexander as its New Co – Chair

The Fair Work Convention have appointed Mary Alexander as its new Co-Chair. Mary will take up the role replacing longstanding Co-Chair Grahame Smith who is standing down from the Convention after four years. Mary Alexander is Deputy Regional Secretary of Unite in Scotland and is a member of the Fair Work Convention. Mary is a … Read more

Scotland needs 79,000 new workers to meet net zero goals – The Herald

Read today’s Herald Article Covering the recommendations from our Fair Work Convention Construction Inquiry Report ‘SCOTLAND won’t meet its climate change targets unless 79,000 more construction workers are recruited by the end of the decade, ministers have been warned. An inquiry by the Fair Work Convention (FWC) warned some 50,000 plumbers, electricians, joiners and other tradespeople … Read more

Building Fair Work into the Construction Industry

An independent review of working practices in Scotland’s construction industry by the Fair Work Convention, published today (7 April 2022), is calling for urgent interventions by Government, employers, unions and industry leadership groups to improve the quality of work for the 130,000 strong workforce in Scotland and to help embed fair work into Scotland’s £7 … Read more

P&O Ferries: A Challenge to Employment Law and Fair Work.

Over the last two weeks we have seen a significant and worrying example of industrial relations in practice. The country watched in horror as 800 workers – the entire employed workforce of P&O – were sacked without warning. Added to this, P&O had agency workers already on site to take over the jobs and had … Read more