UNISON Scotland Submission to Fair Work Convention – Dec 2015


UNISON Scotland Submission to Fair Work Convention

UNISON is Scotland’s largest trade union representing 155,000 members, primarily in the public sector, but with significant membership in the private and voluntary sectors.
We welcomed the Working Together report and the establishment of the Fair Work Convention. We set out our views on many of the issues covered in the current consultation in our submission to the review (i).

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UNISON Scotland welcomes the broad approach set out by the Convention in this consultation. However, we would urge the convention to take a robust stance on poor practice and set out what good practice looks like with sufficient practical guidance. Finally, we would urge the Convention to adopt a series of practical steps to ensure Fair work is the delivered using the levers available to the public sector. Warm words and ambition are positive steps, but practical action is better.