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FAIR WORK CONVENTION RESPONSE TO COUNCILS AND TRADE UNIONS UNITE TO OPPOSE GOVERNMENT CARE PLANS

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

Women over 50 in Scotland facing significant barriers to their pay and progression in the workplace

Women over 50 in Scotland require greater support in the workplace to address persistent inequalities in pay and progression, according to the latest research by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, conducted on behalf of Scotland’s Fair Work Convention. Older workers now comprise around a third of the Scottish workforce, and this number … 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