BITC Scotland on Fair Work in the face of COVID-19

In response to the Scottish Government and Scottish Trade Union Congress’s statement on Fair Work Principles Alan Thornburrow, Scotland Director at Business in the Community said:

“We are facing unprecedented challenges from COVID-19. Across the country responsible businesses are collaborating, innovating and taking action. They are supporting each other, the people they are responsible for and the communities of which they are a part. Fair Work lies at the heart of that effort. Business in the Community (BITC) fully support the fair work principles shared by the Scottish Government and Scottish Trades Union Congress.

“Moreover, we at BITC are actively engaging with and advising employers in their efforts. Toolkits on supporting staff with caring responsibilities.  Advice on how to facilitate home working. Examples of how to provide clear communications, fair pay and adequate protections for staff.  And guidance on how to treat equally colleagues on all forms of contracts. All this and more is available on our website,

“Together we can be a force for good and continue to be a world-leader on Fair Work.”


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Katherine Howbrook, head of media and external affairs, Business in the Community

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We inspire, engage and challenge members and we mobilise that collective strength as a force for good in society to:

  • develop a skilled and inclusive workforce for today and tomorrow
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