Scottish Government’s public consultation on “Becoming a Fair Work Nation” is now live, and open for responses.
Fair Work will be a key element within the forthcoming COVID-19 Recovery Strategy. 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.
The consultation seeks views on action needed to achieve this vision.
It provides an opportunity to inform Scottish Government’s Fair Work priorities, particularly in the contexts of COVID-19, EU Exit, and in recognising the important role Fair Work can play in Scotland’s economic recovery and renewal, and the 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.
Scottish Government and their partners are keen to hear from people and groups from all sections of the economy – including employers and sectoral groups, workers and their representatives and others – as well as wider civic Scotland, and invite them 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.
Additional background information and resources on Fair Work are available below (titles linked for your convenience):
- Scottish Government’s Fair Work Action Plan
- Fair Work First guidance, which outlines Scottish Government’s Fair Work First approach and exemplifies the Fair Work First criteria in practice
- Fair Work Employer Support Tool (for employers)
- Fair Work Convention Self-Assessment toolkit (for workers)
The deadline for responses is Thursday 23rd December.