The health benefits of good work extend beyond working-age adults to their children, wider social network and communities
Research has shown that good work improves health and wellbeing and has benefits for employees and employers.
Improving employee health and wellbeing can improve productivity as well as help to reduce sickness absence and reduce workplace injuries and the associated costs of both.
Fair Work will become a hallmark of Scotland’s workplaces and economy. The Scottish Government’s vision is that by 2025, people in Scotland will have a world-leading working life.
Driving success, wellbeing and prosperity for individuals, businesses, organisations and society, will contribute to a strong Scottish economy and inclusive growth.
The Fair Work Convention was established in 2015 to provide independent advice to Scottish Ministers. Its remit is to drive forward fair work in Scotland, which supports the broader, fundamental principles of good work, and it developed a Fair Work Framework to support this.
The Fair Work Framework sets out what fair work means in Scotland. The framework is comprised of five dimensions
The Scottish Government has outlined awards and resources that can support businesses to demonstrate a commitment to fair work. These are
The Scottish Government’s Fair Work Convention’s document - Fair Work Framework 2016 provides more information on the vision for Fair Work in Scotland and provided links to the Fair Work Action Plan.
Go to the Fair Work Framework
Good work includes family friendly approaches to work. Family Friendly Working Scotland have
case studies which show how good work practices allow workers to contribute positively to their families, their communities and wider society.
For information on workplace health, safety and wellbeing, contact your local health board team