News & Publications

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

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