Fair Work Support

Fair Work is work that offers all individuals an effective voice, opportunity, security, fulfilment and respect. We want to support all businesses looking to put the Fair Work agenda in place.

The Fair Work Vision

By 2025, people in Scotland will have a world-leading working life. Where Fair Work drives success, wellbeing and prosperity for individuals, businesses, organisations and society.


To balance the rights and responsibilities of employers and workers. Which gives benefits for individuals, organisations and society.

Outcomes of Fair Work practices include:

  • Improved mental wellbeing
  • Reduced in-work poverty
  • Increased job satisfaction
  • Increased talent retention
  • Improved employee skills
  • Increased productivity


Fair Work Flyer



1. Improving Respect at Work

Closing the Pay Gap

Health, Safety & Wellbeing


2. Improving Security at Work

Offering Stable Contracts

Paying Real Living Wage


3. Improving Opportunity at Work

Diverse Workforce

Flexible Working


4. Improving Fulfilment at Work

Access to Training & Development

Encouraging Personal Growth
and Career Progression


5. Improving Effective Voices at Work

Trade Union or Employee Representation

Clear Communication Channels



Fair Work Employer Support Tool, Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Government 2025 vision for Fair Work

What is Fair Work? The Fair Work Convention framework

Scottish Government Fair Work First: Guidance

Become a Living Wage employer

Become a Living Hours employer

Commit to the Scottish Business Pledge

Become a Disability Confident employer

Find out about The Equality Act

Learn more about the support available through Investors in People

Find out about Flexibility Works

Your business can benefit from ‘Access to Work’