Day 4 – 8th October

Thursday 8th October

Theme

Work and jobs

Key Messages

Invest in green jobs and decent work.

Policy Asks

Scottish Government

  • Ask 1: The Scottish Government to use its local taxation powers to encourage a shift toward fair work practices. For example, it could: 

    Introduce a levy on low pay employers, and deliver a Fair Work bonus for employers adhering to fair work practices. 
  • Ask 2: The Scottish Government to scale up the ambition of the Scottish Youth Guarantee, including:  

    Ensuring that all jobs created through the scheme pay at least the real Living Wage, and that employers involved in it adhere to fair work practices; 

    Ensuring that it tackles occupational segregation and provides flexible working. 

UK Government

  • Ask 1: The UK Government to increase the National Living Wage in line with a set adequacy standard that keeps pace with the cost of living and average incomes.