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How are the SNP promoting fair work practice?

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.

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How will the SNP Scottish Government use powers over employment support services?

In the first six months, almost 3,500 people joined the new transitional employability services which support individuals with disabilities and health conditions.

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What is the SNP doing to help older people into employment?

To help people back into work, we continue to fund short courses that lead to work or career progression, and we are boosting training opportunities for older workers. We are working closely with Skills Development Scotland (SDS) who offer an all age careers service within Scotland, providing older workers with specific guidance and advice to…

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What is the SNP doing to help people get back into work?

The Scottish Government’s national strategic partnership framework for responding to redundancy situations, PACE, ensures that local and public sector agencies respond to potential and proposed redundancies as quickly and as effectively as possible. We continue to fund short courses that lead to work or career progression, and we are boosting training opportunities for this group….

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What is the SNP doing to support disabled people into employment?

We’re committed to halving the employment gap between disabled people and the rest of the working age population.

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What is the SNP doing to help youth employment?

Before the pandemic, we had established a strong track record of tackling youth unemployment and had fulfilled our commitment to reduce youth unemployment by 40% four years ahead of schedule. We know that young adults are disproportionately employed in the sectors most affected by the economic shutdown, and so face heightened exposure to job loss…

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What is the SNP policy on the Minimum Wage and Living Wage?

We are working to promote the Living Wage in all sectors and there are now just under 1800 living wage accredited employers in Scotland. We’re leading the UK, with around a quarter of accredited real Living Wage employers in the UK based in Scotland. Scotland already has the highest proportion of employees paid the Living…

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What is the SNP doing to tackle unemployment?

Throughout the pandemic, the SNP Scottish Government has worked tirelessly to keep businesses afloat and ensure as few people as possible lose their jobs. Central to our recovery from Covid is a new national mission to help create new jobs, good jobs and green jobs. We will work with employers and individuals to build the…

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What is the SNP doing to help women into employment?

While Scotland continues to outperform the rest of the UK on women’s employment, we know there is more to do. In government, we published a landmark Gender Pay Gap Action Plan, the first in the UK, to set out action actions to close the gender pay gap. We will create a dedicated Women’s Business Centre…

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