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This statement confirms Cultivate Festival's commitment to ensuring fair working practices are in place in support of ‘Fair Work First’.

Fair Work First is the Scottish Government's flagship policy for driving high quality and fair work across the labour market in Scotland by applying fair work criteria to grants, other funding and contracts being awarded by and across the public sector, where it is relevant to do so. Through this approach, the Scottish Government is asking employers to adopt fair working practices, specifically:

Payment of at least the real Living Wage.

Providing appropriate channels for effective workers’ voice, such as trade union recognition.

Investment in workforce development.

No inappropriate use of zero hours contracts.

Action to tackle the gender pay gap and create a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

Offer flexible and family friendly working practices for all workers from day one of employment

Opposing the use of fire and  rehire practices

Cultivate values the development of transparent mechanisms for employee voice and engagement founded on trust and respect.

Cultivate's values and priorities are aligned to the Fair Work First principles ,further demonstrated by the following:

Cultivate commits to carrying out regular colleague engagement surveys and offers other informal routes for engagement in line with our values.

Cultivate endeavours to develop a skilled, sustainable workforce by undertaking effective consultation, planning, recruitment and development through effective organisational development and design.

Through effective Workforce Planning, Cultivate endeavour to limit the use of zero hours contracts in order that they may only be mutually appropriate in some very limited circumstances.

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