STUC welcomes Refreshed Statement of Fair Work Principles

July 19th 2020

STUC welcomes Refreshed Statement of Fair Work Principles

July 19th 2020

The STUC has welcomed the signing of a refreshed statement on fair work principles including commitments from the Scottish Government, business groups, trades unions and leaders from local government and the third sector to put fair work at the heart of Scotland’s economic recovery.

Roz Foyer STUC General Secretary said:

“The past four months has been an incredibly difficult four months for workers whether at work, in furlough and particularly for those who have lost their jobs. We have worked hard to push governments for the protection of jobs and pay during the crisis. There is no doubt that our previous agreement with the Scottish Government on Fair Work principles has been a major factor in keeping workers safe during this crisis.

“This refreshed statement, which anticipates a continuing and careful return to work, now has support from employer representatives and we hope this will provide the basis for building back fairer. We need to see fair work for everyone in Scotland and to build workplaces that were free of exploitation and in which workers’ voice is heard.”

ENDS

For further details: Dave Moxham 07891026870

Note: Fair Work news release from Scottish Government https://www.gov.scot/news/protecting-workers-during-economic-recovery/

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