Fair Work – Principles into Practice

6 March 2020 (13:30-16:30)
The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU 


11 March 2020 (13:30-16:30)
The Barracks, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ

For enquiries and/or to confirm your attendance, please contact [email protected] stating your preferred date/location. 

Event description 

As part of the Regional Inclusive Growth Community of Practice work, supported by The Scottish Government, on behalf of Scotland’s Centre for Regional Inclusive Growth (SCRIG), EDAS invites you to join us for ‘Fair Work – Policy into Practice’ workshop. This free session is for stakeholders with an interest in understanding more about what a Fair work approach can deliver for business, people and society.

Increasingly, operating an organisation locally, nationally and internationally, demands an inclusive approach.  Fair Work is work that offers effective voice, opportunity, security, fulfilment and respect; that balances the rights and responsibilities of employers and workers and that can generate benefits for individuals, organisations and society.

The session will provide both policy and practice perspectives, illustrating the impact for all.

An additional opportunity is being offered, to attend a bolt-on training session to learn how to use the refreshed inclusive growth diagnostic tool. The tool helps to inform the development of policies designed to be more consistent with achieving Inclusive Growth Outcomes within specific local areas and regions.

The workshop will run from 1.30 – 4.30 pm, on Friday, 6th March, The Lighthouse, Glasgow and 1.30 – 4.30 pm on, Wednesday, 11th March, at The Barracks, Stirling.

To confirm your attendance, please contact [email protected] stating your preferred date/location.


Agenda* Subject to Change

13:30             Coffee

14:00            Welcome: Event Chair

Charlie Woods, Deputy Chair of EDAS (6th March, Glasgow)

Donald Jarvis, Treasurer of EDAS (11th March, Stirling)

Delivering Inclusive Growth through Fair Work

Scottish Government Fair and Inclusive Workplaces Unit.

Christian Barry (6 March, Glasgow)

Rosemary Whelan (11 March, Stirling)

14:10            Success, Wellbeing and Prosperity for All: Aiming for a World-leading Working Life

The Fair Work Convention’s aim is that by 2025, people in Scotland will achieve a world-leading working life where fair work drives success, wellbeing and prosperity for individuals, businesses, organisations and society.

Fair Work Convention representative (TBA)

14:30            Can Good Work Solve the Productivity Puzzle?

Key findings recently launched by Carnegie UK and the RSA, set out how a focus on good work can boost good jobs and improve workplace productivity.

Douglas White, Head of Advocacy, Carnegie UK (6 March, Glasgow)

Sarah Davidson, Chief Executive, Carnegie UK (11 March, Stirling)

Success Stories

Through, three very different types and scale of organisations, we illustrate how Fair Work practices have proved successful for individuals and business.

14:50            Case Study 1 – British Airways Maintenance Glasgow (BAMG)

Graeme Murphy, Mechanic, BAMG and Deputy Convenor, Unite

Dave Eden, Lead Technician, BAMG and Union Convenor, Unite

15:05            Case Study 2 – Mearns & Company Chartered Financial Planners                                           

Catherine Bell, Managing Director, Mearns & Company (6th March, Glasgow)

Margaret Mearns, Chair, Mearns & Company (11th March, Stirling)

15:20            Case Study 3 – The Mungo Foundation

Tricia Donnelly, Chief Executive, The Mungo Foundation (6th March, Glasgow)

Lorraine Eivers, Director of Corporate Services, The Mungo Foundation (11th March, Stirling)

15:35            Discussion and Summing up

15:55            Coffee top up

16:00            Refreshed Inclusive Growth Diagnostic Tool - Training Session

Scotland’s Centre for Regional Inclusive Growth is committed to providing access to relevant analytical tools to help stakeholders progress on the development and practical application of inclusive growth policies and action. The inclusive growth diagnostic framework emphasises the need to consider an evidence-based approach to policy-making. This process starts with understanding local data and evidence to identify areas for further investigation, including acknowledging evidence gaps and working to improve them.  The Inclusive Growth Diagnostic is a six stage process which incorporates the evidence from the Inclusive Growth Dashboard. It supports the identification of constraints to inclusive growth and informs the development of policies designed to be more consistent with achieving the Inclusive Growth Outcomes within specific local areas and regions.        

Natalie Hemmings, Office of the Chief Economic Adviser, Scottish Government

16:30            Close




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