Our Fair Work Commitment

We are committed to creating a fair place to work for all our employees.  This includes our commitment to the Scottish Government fair and inclusive work agenda. 

To help support this commitment we ensure we adhere to the Fair Work Framework and adopt the real Living Wage for all our employees. 

Fair work means secure employment with fair pay and conditions, where workers are heard and represented, treated with respect and have opportunities to progress.

It is vital in tackling poverty. It balances the rights of employers and workers and is good for society and the economy.

Fair work and reducing workplace inequalities are central to our work to transform Scotland’s economy, ensuring that everyone can contribute. Our vision is for Scotland to become a leading fair work nation by 2025.

Source:  https://www.gov.scot/policies/fair-and-inclusive-workplaces/ 

Fair Work Framework

The framework is a guide to help everyone in the workplace better understand what is meant by fair work and why it is important for Scotland as a whole. 

The framework focusses on 5 key areas of fair work:

  • Effective voice
  • Opportunities
  • Security
  • Fulfilment
  • Respect

You can find out more about the framework at the Fair Work Convention website

Real Living Wage

The real living wage is a term used to describe what is considered the minimum hourly rate an individual needs to have an acceptable standard of living (e.g. to be able to need their basic needs).  

The Association is in the process of being an acredited living wage employer.