Brexit and Beyond over Breakfast
Given the challenges which Brexit brings to the Scottish workplace, we are delighted to bring you the employment law insight of Brodie's and CIPD's own insights on the implications of Brexit. Hear from Lynne Marr Employment Law Partner at Brodie's and John McGurk head of CIPD Scotland and NI. Of course whatever happens we need to build better workplaces based upon high productivity and high wages which is a tall order. Anne Douglas Chair of the Fair Work Convention will explain how we can do that through the Scottish Government's Fair Work Framework. Join us for the most important workplace conversation of our times.
Lynne is part of a wider team of lawyers on Brodies’ Brexit Advisory Group which has been considering and advising clients on the raft of legal, political and commercial issues relating to Brexit, particularly those specific to Scotland. Brodies has Scotland’s leading EU and constitutional law team, and so they are uniquely placed to help clients in the private, public and third sectors understand and address the many questions to which the ‘Leave’ vote gives rise. In particular Lynne has been advising clients and their EU employees on the implications of Brexit for freedom of movement, routes to securing immigration status in the UK and potential models of immigration in the future as well as the likely implications for employment law – what might change?!
CIPD knows that Scotland has a different workplace from the rest of the UK. As many disputes currently in the news show we have a fairly unionised workplace and we have skilled professionals who work in that environment. We also have many challenges from falling real pay, restructuring and redundancy to Pokemon. (seriously!). A few of us have been meeting to talk about ER issues in Scotland. Now we want to invite ER specialists, and others with a significant ER responsibility to join us.
With the publication of the report of the Fair Work Convention (FWC) in February 2016, Scotland is set on the path towards a new era of inclusive and participative Employment Relations. The proposals around effective voice, opportunity, wellbeing and respect are a laudable attempt to refashion Scotland's often fraught workplace climate. However there are the implications for employers. Join fellow senior ER leaders and specialists in a facilitated breakfast discussion around the new framework and what it could mean for your organisation and its employees. With the help of leading policy specialists practitioners and with the help of an expert facilitator we will look at:
The role and Scope of the FWC
The likely pathway to implementation
The implications for existing management approaches and business models
The links between the FWC and other aspects of the Scottish Governments workplace and business agenda as well as that of our partner nations.
CIPD’s perspective on the FWC and the ER climate in Scotland
These and other questions will form part of the continuing response CIPD is developing to build better work and working lives. Come along and take part in a discussion which is bound to be occupying people at senior level in the Scottish workplace.