Anne referred to the Convention’s vision that, 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. In particular, she pointed to the Fair Work Framework [full version (pdf, 1.6Mb) or summary version (pdf, 4Mb)] as an important way to achieve that vision.
The discussion after the presentations focused on the requirement to support workers to adapt to the new environment, the possible impact on work patterns and the implications for energy and resource use, particularly in the context of climate change targets.
Richard Leonard is an MSP for Central Region and a member of the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee. Before being elected in 2016, Richard was an organiser for the GMB trade union and a former STUC economist. He has written extensively on the Scottish economy and served on the boards of several economic regeneration companies.
Ewan Mearns is a Strategy Partner in the Strategy and Sectors Team within Scottish Enterprise, Scotland's main economic development agency. Ewan has wide experience in economic development, having worked in a range of strategy and policy roles within Scottish Enterprise, including low carbon, the circular economy, rural development, skills and inclusive growth.
Anne Douglas is a director of Scotland’s Futures Forum and co-chair of the Scottish Government’s Fair Work Convention. She was previously National Secretary of the trade union Prospect, as well as STUC President and a Director of Skills Development Scotland.