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Union calls out council over equal pay claims


GMB union has written to Brighton and Hove Council around equal pay claims that could be worth tens of millions of pounds.

Brum council workers vote for strike over equal pay


Council workers at 35 schools across Birmingham have voted in support of strike action over the ongoing equal pay claims issue.

Scots government 'unlikely' to create equal pay body


Scottish Government ministers are unlikely to establish a national equal pay unit, despite calls from the trade union that led to strikes over the issue.

Brum workers vote for ‘major escalation’ of equal pay dispute


Workers at Birmingham City Council have voted to strike in what the union GMB describes as a ‘major escalation’ in the campaign to end the equal pay crisis.

Chiefs back ethnicity pay gap reporting


Council chiefs have backed proposals that would place a duty on local authorities to collect data and report on staffing, pay and outcomes by ethnicity.

Brum workers consider strike over equal pay delays


Thousands of workers at Birmingham City Council will today start a ballot for strike action in response to equal pay claim delays.

Coventry on collision course with union


Coventry City Council is on collision course with Unite this month, over controversial proposals to end ‘task and finish’ contracts among waste staff.

Brum commissioners warn council will need further help to agree lawful budget


Commissioners at Birmingham City Council have warned it will struggle to agree a lawful budget next year without further help.

Birmingham agrees job evaluation scheme


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

Coventry refuse workers to vote on industrial action


The trade union Unite has notified Coventry City Council that it will ballot 55 refuse workers for strike action and action short of a strike.

Righting the wrongs of equal pay


David M Hutchison, head of Employment Law at Dallas McMillan, asks why councils are still struggling to get to grips with the equal pay issue.

Sheffield faces major equal pay claim


Thousands of women are set to launch an equal pay claim against Sheffield City Council today.

Brighton settles 10-year equal pay issue


Brighton and Hove City Council will adjust bank holiday pay for more than 800 staff in response to calls from Unison.

Brum braced for Government intervention


Birmingham City Council is braced for a wide-ranging Government intervention to help rescue the authority’s bleak finances, and improve political and officer leadership.

EXCLUSIVE: Fresh equal pay claims warning


Councils face a fresh wave of potential equal pay claims after a legal ruling exposed problems with the application of the national pay scheme.

Birmingham issues section 114 notice


The UK’s biggest local authority, Birmingham City Council, has issued a section 114 notice in the face of crippling financial problems.

Resignation scheme begins in Birmingham


Birmingham City Council has begun asking employees if they would like to leave as it attempts to cut costs in the face of a £760m equal pay bill.

Warning Birmingham equal pay bill could rise further


Birmingham City Council’s mammoth equal pay bill could rise further if it fails to meet a tight deadline to fix the issue.

Birmingham City Council stops all non-essential spending


Birmingham City Council will stop all non-essential spending to deal with its equal pay liability and the fallout from the implementation of its IT system.

Birmingham City Council faces £760m equal pay bill


Birmingham City Council has revealed it will have to pay up to £760m to settle equal pay claims.

Closing council gender gap could boost output £23bn


Closing the gender employment gap in UK local authorities would increase economic output by £23bn or 1% of GDP, according to campaigners.

Camden first to publish pension gender gap


Female Camden LBC employees receive a quarter less from their pensions than male employees, according to first pension gender gap report by a council.

Council to monitor LGBT+ staff pay gap


Oxford City Council is set to begin monitoring the gap in pay between its LGBT+ staff and non-LGBT+ staff.

Glasgow strikes equal pay deal


Glasgow City Council has struck a deal with groups representing around 19,000 current and former employees making equal pay claims, ending a long-running dispute.

Council spends £1.5m fighting equal pay claims


Derby City Council has spent over £1.5m defending itself against equal pay claims, a freedom of information (FOI) request has revealed.

Fresh strike warning for local government sector


Unions have warned of more local government strikes.

Glasgow strikes suspended as equal pay deal reached


Public sector unions yesterday suspended all equal pay strikes after a deal was struck with Glasgow City Council to settle the long-running dispute.

Glasgow council seeks 1,500 voluntary redundancies


Glasgow City Council has announced that it is offering voluntary redundancies to its staff in order to reduce its wage bill in the face of heavy budgetary pressures, including an over £500m equal pay bill.

Glasgow CC ‘successfully delivered’ £500m in equal pay claims, watchdog says


Glasgow City Council has successfully delivered a project to finance £500m in equal pay claims, Scotland’s local authority watchdog says.

City council property company welcomes £195m investment


Glasgow City Council has announced it will be using a multi-million pound investment in its property company to help fund its equal pay settlement.

Council staff receive millions in equal pay settlement


Thousands of council workers have received their first equal pay settlements in Glasgow after the council finalised a funding deal with Legal & General.

Glasgow approves £500m equal pay deal


Glasgow council’s long-running equal pay dispute has finally come to an end as councillors formally approve a multi-million pound compensation deal for claimants.

Glasgow strike settlement: a bumpy road ahead


Mark Whitehead explores the challenges facing Glasgow City Council following its agreement to settle the £500m equal pay deal.

Council considers selling assets to pay £500m equal pay deal


Glasgow City Council might be forced to sell off some of its major assets in order to pay for its recently reached £500m equal pay deal.

Glasgow agrees equal pay deal to end long-running dispute


Glasgow City Council has struck an agreement in principle to resolve historical claims for unequal pay.

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