Fair Work Convention
An aspirational agenda requires a vision. Our vision 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.
This Fair Work Framework sets out what we mean by fair work, why it is important, who can play a part in making Scotland a world leading nation in fair work and how this might be achieved. It also acknowledges that, given the broader economic context, there are challenges along the way.
In writing this Framework, we have drawn on existing research, examples of good practice and the wide ranging conversations we have had with stakeholders over the last year - which have highlighted arrangements and practices that benefit workers and businesses and very different examples of insecure or exploitative work that impact negatively on health, well-being and family life. We have seen and heard evidence that fair work can deliver clear benefits for individuals alongside higher productivity, performance and innovation for employers.
We believe that fair work is work that offers effective voice, opportunity, security, fulfilment and respect; that balances the rights and responsibilities of employers and workers and that can generate benefits for individuals, organisations and society.