What Scotland's future workforce thinks about 'Decent Work'

Amanda Simpson, Janet Moffett, Graham Allan, Chik Collins (Editor), Francis Stuart (Editor), Hartwig Pautz (Editor)

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Abstract

This study investigates 82 Scottish secondary school pupils’ views on and expectations about decent work.
• The majority expect to get decent work when they leave school
• Participants view decent jobs as jobs that will allow them to live comfortably and be financially independent
• Good bosses and friendly colleagues are valued
• Young people identify the importance of equality and fair treatment in the workplace, and expect they will experience this when they start working
• Most are confident they will get in-work training
• A substantial number of young people believe their future jobs will be valued and worthwhile
• Young people believe they should be protected from exploitative and unsafe work
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUWS-Oxfam Partnership
Commissioning bodyUWS-Oxfam Partnership
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2016

Publication series

NameUWS-Oxfam Partnership, Collaborative Research Reports Series, Decent Work in Scotland: Thematic Report 1
PublisherUWS-Oxfam Partnership
No.1

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