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  • New fair work criteria

    Created: 23/08/2021

    The Fair Work First approach is focused on driving high-quality and fair work across the labour market by applying relevant criteria to public sector grants and procurements.

    New criteria will come into effect from October 2021 which will encourage employers to explicitly promote flexible and family friendly practices, alongside their opposition to fire and rehire processes and their support for other fair work priorities. Fair Work First criteria are used in the evaluation of funding bids and applications for public sector procurements and grants and in wider funding decisions by public sector bodies. This offers workers job security as well as flexible work that can benefit both workers and their employer. This approach is central to Scotland’s economic recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

    Updated Fair Work First guidance which is being developed with input from the Fair Work Convention, STUC, COSLA, and business and third sector partners, will be published in September - we will update this item accordingly. 

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