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Response to the Fair Work Commission’s call for evidence

November 20th 2018

The Bevan Foundation has submitted its response to the Fair Work Commission’s call for evidence

In July 2018, the Welsh Government established the Fair Work Commission. The Commission was established to make recommendations to promote fair work in Wales and is chaired by Professor Linda Dickens MBE. Over the autumn the Fair Work Commission put out a call for evidence as it started on its work. The Commission were interested in evidence that covered a wide variety of topics, ranging from measures and indicators of fair work, to examples of where work is currently unfair, to ideas for promoting fair work.

The Bevan Foundation has submitted it’s response and this is now available to read in full by clicking on the button bellow.

In it we argue that the focus of the Fair Work Commission should be on raising standards at work above the statutory minimum. In our view work that is unlawful should never be tolerated and much more rigorous enforcement action should be taken than at present to eradicate breaches of employment, health and safety and equality legislation.

Our response argues that fair work must always:
• Have a rate of pay that is high enough to avoid poverty
• Offer a guaranteed minimum number of hours of work to provide income security to workers
• Include payment of sick pay and maternity pay above the statutory minimum.

If you are interested in fair work and would like to find out more about what we can do to promote it, then why not register to attend our Seminar on Fair Work: A route out of poverty? More information on the event is available here. 






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