STUC responds to Fair Work First Announcement

October 9th 2018

Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary, comments:

“The announcement that the Scottish Government is set to adopt a “Fair Work First” approach to grants and contracts is in direct response to demands from trade unions. We welcome the commitment made today at SNP Conference. We have long argued that the massive spending power of the Scottish Government and other public authorities can be used to drive up standards, pay, and conditions for workers across Scotland. We will be particularly focussed on ensuring that “Fair Work First” leads to increased collective bargaining coverage for workers in Scotland. Effective workplace democracy is key to tackling income inequality and realising the objectives of the Fair Work Framework. We look forward to working with the Government and its agencies on the implementation and monitoring of this policy to maximise the impact for Scottish workers.”

ENDS

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