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Fair Work Covid-19 Survey reveals a mixed picture on fairness at work, access to sick-pay and support for carers during the pandemic

Scotland’s Fair Work Convention has published findings from their Fair Work in Scotland: Workers’ Experiences through COVID-19 Survey.  The survey has revealed a mixed picture on fairness at work, access to sick-pay and support for carers during the pandemic. In July 2020, a joint statement by the Scottish Government, COSLA, the Institute of Directors, the … Read more

A Fair Work Recovery – Presentations

Last week’s sold out event, ‘A Fair Work Recovery’ was a great success and we once again thank everyone who took part and attended. You can now view our two guest speakers presentations: Gavin Kelly – Prospects for a fair work recovery? Veronica Nilsson – Overview of the Global Deal and the importance of Social Dialogue … Read more

A Fair Work Recovery – Speakers Bio

A Fair Work Recovery Tuesday 16 March, 2021, On-line event Speakers bio The Fair Work Convention Co Chairs, Professor Patricia Findlay and Grahame Smith will host the event followed by guest speakers: Gavin Kelly, Chair, Resolution Foundation Gavin is Chair of the Resolution Foundation. He was Chief Executive of Resolution Foundation (2010-15) and before this worked … Read more

The Fair Work Convention publish its ‘Fair Work Manifesto for Scotland’

Urgent action is needed or Scotland will miss its target of becoming a leading Fair Work Nation by 2025 The Fair Work Convention has today published its ‘Fair Work Manifesto for Scotland’ urging all political parties to commit to delivering the national ambition of becoming Fair Work Nation by 2025. Its calling for all parties … Read more

Fair Work Convention On-line Event – A Fair Work Recovery

A Fair Work Recovery The Fair Work Convention are to host an On-line event – A Fair Work Recovery on Tuesday 16 March. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on our economy and our wellbeing. Continuing to build fair work must be a priority to create the type of Scotland we want and … Read more

Fair Work First Guidance and Employer Support Tool now available

Two new Fair Work resources are now available to support the adoption of fair working practices in Scotland.  The Fair Work Convention welcomes both the publication of The Scottish Government’s  Fair Work First Guidance and the launch of Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise Fair Work Assessment Tool for employers. In this years’ Programme for Government, … Read more

The Fair Work Convention welcome the findings of the Independent Review of Adult Social Care report

  The Fair Work Convention Co Chairs Professor Patricia Findlay and Grahame Smith welcome today’s publication of the Independent Review of Adult Social Care report which incorporates in full the recommendations from the Fair Work Convention’s inquiry into social care published in 2019. Commenting on today’s report, Professor Patricia Findlay said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has … Read more

Fair Work for All by 2025 – hope, dream or reality? – Henry Simmons

Alzheimer Scotland Chief Executive and Fair Work Convention member Henry Simmons has written a guest blog for SCVO, ‘Fair Work for All by 2025 – hope, dream or reality?’ ‘With 2025 fast approaching, we need more action and serious attention given to the Fair Work Framework and its underlying principles across all sectors and organisations, … Read more