Work is important to our health and well-being. In turn being in good health supports work and the economy. However poor quality work can be detrimental to health. Work that is ‘fair’ is important for promoting health and wellbeing. Fair work is where workers “are fairly rewarded, heard and represented, secure and able to progress in a healthy, inclusive environment where rights are respected” (Fair Work Wales, Report of the Fair Work Commission 2019).
Becoming a fair work employer should be viewed as a continuous journey. The Healthy Working Wales team can provide advice and guidance to employers of all sizes across Wales about what fair work entails and how to strengthen their approach to fair work. In doing this we can contribute to a more equal, prosperous, sustainable and greener Wales.
In addition, our colleagues in the Public Health Wales Wider Determinants of Health Unit, with support from experts, have produced resources to help regional partnerships and employers understand the actions they can take to increase participation in fair work. Click here for more information.