A Fair Work employer

Wigtown Festival Company (WFC) is committed to the principle of Fair Work for its workforce and to applying the principles of Fair Work across the organisation’s activities. This commitment is expressed in the delivery of its Fair Work Policy and in other policies relating to the workplace - for example, flexible working. It is understood that ensuring Fair Work in the workplace is an ongoing process and that this policy will continue to develop and be reviewed regularly.

WFC’s Fair Work policy has been developed in consultation with and according to the needs of the festival’s staff, and following the Scottish Government’s Fair Work First implementation guidance and Creative Scotland’s Fair Work guidance. The policy addresses the five “dimensions” of Fair Work defined by Scotland’s Fair Work Convention: Security; Opportunity; Effective Voice; Fulfilment and Respect.

Specifically it commits to the following:

  • payment of at least the Real Living Wage
  • providing appropriate channels for effective workers’ voices, such as trade unionrecognition
  • investment in workforce development
  • no inappropriate use of zero hours contracts
  • action to tackle any gender pay gap and create a more diverse and inclusiveworkplace
  • offering flexible and family friendly working practices for all workers from day one of employment
  • opposing the use of fire and rehire practice

The Festival Company is accredited by the Living Wage Foundation as a real Living Wage employer.