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Question ref. S6W-04448
Asked by: Paul McLennan, East Lothian, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 17 November 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to meet the third sector organisations that are proposing the establishment of a statutory so-called future of work commission to help improve workplace wellbeing.

Current status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 29 November 2021


Answer

The Scottish Government recognises the issues raised by third sector organisations regarding the impact the Covid pandemic has had and is having on working lives, especially those in low-paid or insecure jobs. That is why a range of actions have been set out in the Mental Health Transition and Recovery Strategy and the broader Covid Recovery Strategy to mitigate negative impacts on workers and to improve the financial security of lower income households.

Our overarching vision to become a Fair Work Nation by 2025 is central to addressing issues of job insecurity, in-work poverty and under-employment – priorities that will also be reflected through the forthcoming National Strategy for Economic Transformation. The Scottish Government is committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of workers across Scotland and will keep a future of work commission under review.