FDA in the Scottish media

FDA National Officer for Scotland, Allan Sampson, was quoted in the Scotsman, the Daily Record, the Evening Express and the Deeside Piper and Herald, welcoming a report by the Fair Work Convention.

The Convention - a cross-sector body appointed by the Scottish Government including leaders in unions, business, councils, academia and charities - has published plans to help create a fair employment framework for Scotland.

In the union's press release, Sampson said:

"The FDA welcomes the report's statement that 'trade unions have a crucial role to play… in contributing to making workplaces more effective and prosperous for all'.

"At a time where the Government in Westminster is carrying out an unwarranted attack on the operation of trade unions via the Trade Union Bill, it is refreshing to see this report acknowledge their importance, in order to 'increase job security and equality and… help deliver wide-ranging individual and collective benefits'.

"The FDA also welcomes the report's call for 'investment in learning, personal development and career advancement'. Governments need to recognise that high-quality training and development outcomes require a genuine resource and time commitment.

"We call upon the Scottish Government and related employers to embrace the report's recommendation that organisations throughout Scotland provide an effective voice, security, equality of opportunity, and respect for employees."

Read the full story:

Unions welcome report calling for more extensive recognition to help challenge 'abuses of power'
Daily Record

Unions give backing to Fair Work Convention report
Evening Express

Deeside Piper and Herald