Employment

The Scottish Government has announced an independent review of workplace policies, titled “Working together: progressive workplace policies in Scotland”. The review aims to improve workplace policies through effective union and employer cooperation.

Although employment law is currently reserved to the UK Government, the review intends to make recommendations on:

  • Opportunities for innovation in the workplace which will enhance productivity, workplace development and build a more secure and resilient labour market
  • Existing good practice, the benefits good workplace relations deliver and how they might be more widely adopted and secured
  • Opportunities to promote collective bargaining, workplace democracy, diversity and equality, including the participation of women.

The review group, which will include trade unions, businesses and academics, will report back in July 2014.

Kathleen Morrison