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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

‘Fire and Rehire’- A test for Scotland’s Fair Work Principles

The GMB’s industrial action with Centrica/ British Gas last week has pushed once again the practice of ‘fire and rehire’ into the spotlight. Again this week 1,000 gas workers across Scotland and thousands more across the UK will go on strike. This is in response to workers being told they must either accept cuts in … Read more

Fair Work Inquiry into the Construction Industry, The Story so far – Mary Alexander

The Fair Work Convention (FWC) launched its Inquiry into Fair Work in the Construction Industry in January this year, 2020. Bringing together a range of representatives from the Fair Work Convention, Local Authorities, Construction Companies, National Bodies engaged in the sector, Trade Unions and others to form the Construction Industry Inquiry Group (CIIG). The groups … Read more

Greater commitment to progress is needed if Scotland is to achieve its ambition of being a Fair Work Nation by 2025

Scotland’s Fair Work Convention has urged a greater commitment by government, employers and trade unions to implementing and progressing fair work if Scotland is to achieve its ambition of being a Fair Work Nation by 2025. The Fair Work Convention’s latest report ‘Fair Work in Scotland’, published today (Tuesday 15 December), analyses official data for … Read more

An update on Fair Work in Scotland’s Social Care Sector – Lilian Macer

When we launched the Fair Work Convention (FWC) Social Care Report in February 2019 no one could have anticipated, less than 12 months later, that we would be in the midst of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic has brought into sharp focus the need for the recommendations within our report to be escalated and … Read more