Fair Work

Registration: 12:00 | Event 12:00 - 13:00


Online event

Wednesday, 29 June | 12:00 to 13:00

The covid pandemic has not only fundamentally changed the way we work, but also shed a bright light on various employment issues and systemic inequalities, highlighting the importance and need for re-imaging and re-orienting our workplaces as we emerge, recover & renew.

The Scottish Government and other funders, in response to the employment implications of the pandemic, are urging all sectors to take action now by adopting innovative, holistic and person-centred approaches to tackle these challenges and invest in the future of work that is fairer, more inclusive, ethical and sustainable.

Fair Work First is the Scottish Government's flagship policy for driving high quality and fair work across the labour market in Scotland by applying fair work criteria to grants, other funding and contracts being awarded by and across the public sector. It requires employers to go beyond statutory employment rights and protections and adopt fair work practices within their organisations that are designed around the five key elements:

  • effective voice
  • fulfilment
  • opportunity
  • respect
  • security


In this session, Barry Nichol and Rohini Shah from the Employment, Immigration and Pension team of Anderson Strathern solicitors will explore the Scottish Government’s Fair Work Program, what this involves and what it means for your organisation.

This guidance is intended and applicable to all private, public or third sector organisations who are involved in awarding public sector grants, other funding and public contracts as well as those who receive funding through public sector grants, sponsorship arrangements with the Scottish Government and/or are involved in the delivery of contracts.





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£35 + VAT for non-members 

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Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 1 week before the event date with a full refund. After this date a 100% cancellation charge will apply. Substitutions (ie transferring your place to another person) for the course or event booked can be made free of charge at any time.

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It may be necessary for reasons beyond our control to change the date, time or venue at any time prior to the course or event. If this happens, you will be given the opportunity to cancel or transfer to an alternative date.

Arts & Business Scotland reserves the right to amend the content of the programme of speakers where necessary.