Fair Work Nation - consultation

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Lisa Paton

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on Scotland as a leading Fair Work Nation - and is looking for your input.

Fair Work will be a key element within the forthcoming Covid Recovery Strategy.  The Scottish Government’s vision, shared with the Fair Work Convention, is that by 2025, people in Scotland will have a world-leading working life where fair work drives success, wellbeing and prosperity for individuals, businesses, organisations and society. Fair Work goes beyond compliance with statutory employment rights and protections and seeks to unlock the benefits of high quality work for both employers and workers. The Fair Work Convention's Framework says that Fair Work offers all individuals an effective voice, opportunity, security, fulfilment and respect; that balances the rights and responsibilities of employers and workers that can benefit for individuals, organisations and society.

The consultation seeks views on the action that will be required to achieve the vision.  

It provides a timely opportunity to inform the Scottish Government’s Fair Work priorities, particularly in the context of COVID, EU Exit and in recognising the important role Fair Work can play in our economic recovery and renewal and our ambition for making a just transition to a net zero and wellbeing economy. It will also seek views on how to ensure Fair Work continues to respond to and address labour market challenges and workplace inequality.

Interested parties from all sections of the economy, including employers and sectoral groups, workers and their representatives and others, as well as wider civic Scotland, are being asked to consider and share their views on the action they think needs to be taken, by who, in what timescales and with what sense of priority.

You can find a link to the consultation here.

Additional background information and resources on Fair Work can be found here:

The consultation closes on 23 December.