News & Publications

Fair Work within the COVID-19 crisis and beyond – Satnam Ner

“Unprecedented” or “crisis” are the most common descriptors attached to Covid-19. The pandemic has caused near-complete turmoil to long-held norms in the traditional world of work. So it wouldn’t be an inaccurate observation that many of the work sectors that have been best able to confront, survive and adapt to the challenges presented by the … Read more

Fair Work Convention statement on Covid19-related issues

The Covid19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown have transformed much of the world of work. Many workers across Scotland have been furloughed, laid off or now work wholly or in part from home. Many others have continued to work in a range of critical occupations ensuring the supply of essential goods and services. There are many … Read more

Podcast – The Importance of Fair Work

Our co-chair Professor Patricia Findlay and Professor Graeme Roy, Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute talk about importance of fair work in the context of the current health and economic crisis. Listen to the podcast here.

Survey of Construction Workers

Do you work in construction in Scotland? Fill in this survey: Construction workers survey and let your voice be heard!

Fair Work in Scotland’s Social Care Sector 2019

On 26 February 2019 the Fair Work Convention published its report Fair Work in Scotland’s Social Care Sector 2019. The report calls for urgent interventions by policy makers, commissioners and leaders in the social care sector to improve the quality of work and employment for the 200,000 strong workforce in Scotland. The report makes 5 … Read more

Fair Work and Inclusive Growth

Professor Patricia Findlay, Fair Work Convention Co-Chair speaking at Scotland’s Inclusive Growth Conference, Glasgow University, October 2017 Inclusive Growth speech – October 2017 Inclusive Growth Conference slides – October 2017

Scottish Affairs Committee inquiry on sustainable employment in Scotland

Over 2017 and 2018 the UK Parliament’s Scottish Affairs Committee undertook an Inquiry, which has now reported, into the challenges arising from changes to business models and the ways in which people work, looking at the particular needs of Scotland. The Inquiry looked at how well UK employment law meets the needs of Scotland; whether … Read more