The SNP want Scotland to be the best place to live, work and do business.
Employment law is reserved to the UK Government but we are doing all we can with the powers available to us to promote fair working practices.
The Scottish Government has published its Fair Work Action Plan which sets out plans for Scotland to be a world-leading Fair Work Nation by 2025. The plan includes a range of measures to support employers to embed fairer working practices, including a benchmarking tool to assess current practice.
We are encouraging employers to commit to using fair work practices, such as paying the Living Wage, by signing up to the Scottish Business Pledge. You can find more information about the pledge here.
We are leading the way on fair pay. Over 1,300 organisations are now accredited Living Wage employers – over one quarter of the total across the UK. We will continue to promote the Living Wage in all sectors across Scotland.
We have published our Gender Pay Gap Action Plan, the first for Scotland and for any UK administration, which will help the Scottish Government meet its commitment of reducing the gender pay gap by 2021.
We have also introduced a Workplace Equality Fund to deliver employer-led innovative solutions to overcome workforce inequality.