Martin Ford 13 October 2023

Birmingham agrees job evaluation scheme

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Birmingham City Council has agreed to implement a new job evaluation scheme in a major step towards meeting its £750m equal pay liabilities.

The council was forced to issue a second section 114 notice last month after initially failing to secure an agreement, with costs increasing by £5-14m per month.

Members are to vote to adopt a modified version of the nationally-recognised Gauge system at today’s meeting, council leader John Cotton has announced.

He said: ‘It has been clear to me from day-one in this role that the only way to end our historic equal pay liabilities once and for all is to deliver a fair and robust job evaluation scheme.

‘I am delighted that GMB, Unison and Unite have all signed the addendum which sets out how we will carry out the job evaluation scheme at Birmingham City Council.'

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If this article was of interest, then check out our feature, 'Righting the wrongs of equal pay'.

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