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Real Living Wage Increases to £9.90 in Scotland as living costs rise

The Fair Work Convention Co Chairs Professor Patricia Findlay and Grahame Smith welcome the announcement from the Living Wage Foundation that the Real Living Wage will increase to £9:90. Commenting on the announcement, Professor Patricia Findlay said: “Increasing the Real Living Wage is absolutely crucial as part of the fight against poverty in Scotland as … Read more

Rising to the Challenge: a Just Transition and Fair Work – On-Line Webinar

Rising to the Challenge: a Just Transition and Fair Work is a webinar hosted by the Fair Work Convention on Tuesday 23 November, 2021 at 4pm – 5:30pm. It is an opportunity to reflect on the 26th UN Climate Change Conference and to explore and discuss the action Scotland must now take to create a … Read more

Scottish Government introduces a requirement to pay the Real Living Wage to public contracts.

The Fair Work Convention Co Chairs Professor Patricia Findlay and Grahame Smith welcome the announcement from the Scottish Government on introducing a requirement to pay the real Living Wage to public contracts. Commenting on the announcement, Professor Patricia Findlay said: The Fair Work Convention welcomes today’s announcement from the Scottish Government. Low pay is one … Read more

Fair Work and the Right to Disconnect

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on work across the economy. Many workers, particularly those in frontline roles continued to attend work but had to adjust to new ways of working to remain safe throughout the pandemic. Others worked wholly or partly from home for much of the pandemic. Homeworking has provided opportunities for increased flexibility … Read more

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