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D-Day for Equal Pay

Today is another big day for equal pay in North Lanarkshire. Because by the end of today the Council is supposed to have signed off on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) setting out the terms of an agreement with all the parties to resolve the ongoing dispute over equal pay. Show More Summary

North Lanarkshire Update

Yesterday was a big day for equal pay in North Lanarkshire, a bit of a roller coaster in some ways, but having stuck to our guns we now appear to be on the home straight. I've had lots of enquiries from readers asking what will happen next, etc. Show More Summary

Labour and Equal Pay

I read in the news the other day that David Hamilton, the Labour MP for Midlothian, is standing down at the next election and the Guido Fawkes web site has an interesting story about who might replace this veteran politician, a former miner. Show More Summary

Secrecy Over Pay (21/12/14)

The Telegraph reports that the star of the stage version of Made in Dagenham, Gemma Atherton, joined an equal pay protest outside the Westminster Parliament the other day. But I had to laugh at the various Labour MPS queuing up to declare...Show More Summary

FoI and Equal Pay (27/11/14)

I submitted an FoI request to North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) on 5 November 2014 which means that the Council has 28 days (i.e. until 3 December) to respond and say whether or not it will release details of NLC's controversial 'performance management scheme' for chief officials. Show More Summary

NLC Update (06/11/14)

I spent a fascinating couple of hours at the Glasgow Employment Tribunal the other day listening to the ebb and flow of the arguments in the so-called equal value cases, i.e. the equal pay claims brought by former APT&C staff in North Lanarkshire Council. Show More Summary

Left High and Dry (23/10/14)

I was speaking to a reader from North Lanarkshire Council the other day, a council employee and union member, who said that their union rep advised members, quite categorically, not to bother submitting an equal pay claim back in 2005/06. Show More Summary

Unrepresentative (09/10/14)

I read this report on the Scottish TUC in The Scotsman the other day and was struck by the fact that it fails to make any mention whatsoever about the fight for equal pay which has been the single biggest industrial relations issue in Scotland's councils over the past 10 years. Show More Summary

Who Gets What? (04/10/14)

Zoe Williams is one of the few Guardian writers I have much time for these days because she spoke out about equal pay when all these other 'lefty' types (including lots of Labour MSPs and MPs) kept their heads down and said nothing.Show More Summary

North Lanarkshire (06/06/14)

As I said the other day, things are definitely heating up in North Lanarkshire as the leadership of the Council comes under further pressure to explain and justify its extraordinary behaviour in relation to equal pay. Here's a pressShow More Summary

North Lanarkshire Council

I said the other day that 2015 is going to be a very big year as far as equal pay in North Lanarkshire Council is concerned. In the coming days, in the run up to the forthcoming Employment Tribunal hearing, I will be re-publishing some...Show More Summary

North Lanarkshire Council

I think it's fair to say that 2015 is going to be a very big year as far as equal pay in North Lanarkshire Council is concerned. So in the coming days, in the run up to the forthcoming Employment Tribunal hearing, I will be re-publishing some of the many posts from the blog site archive which explain how things got to where we are today. Show More Summary

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to readers of the blog site and to everyone out there still fighting for equal pay. Like everyone else at this time of year, I am going to take have a few days off to enjoy the festive season with family and friends. Normal service will be resumed once this annual period of over-indulgence has run its course. Show More Summary

Secrecy Over Pay

The Telegraph reports that the star of the stage version of Made in Dagenham, Gemma Atherton, joined an equal pay protest outside the Westminster Parliament the other day. But I had to laugh at the various Labour MPS queuing up to declare...Show More Summary

FoI and Equal Pay

I submitted an FoI request to North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) on 5 November 2014 which means that the Council has 28 days (i.e. until 3 December) to respond and say whether or not it will release details of NLC's controversial 'performance management scheme' for chief officials. Show More Summary

North Lanarkshire Update (2)

I spent a fascinating couple of hours at the Glasgow Employment Tribunal the other day listening to the ebb and flow of the arguments in the so-called equal value cases, i.e. the equal pay claims brought by former APT&C staff in North Lanarkshire Council. Show More Summary

It’s Equal Pay Day 2014: Sorry women, you’re working for free until January

Unhappy Equal Pay Day! Yep, as The Telegraph reports, today marks the point in the year after which women are effectively working for free thanks to the gender pay gap. (Thanks, gender pay gap. You’re too kind.) What’s more (or as it turns out, less), the gap has widened since last year, adding three more days of exploitation. Show More Summary

Gov Scott Walker Runs Ad Supporting Equal Pay After Repealing Wisconsin’s Equal Pay Law

Voters tend to suffer from short term memory loss on voting day and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is counting on that. Walker released an ad on Tuesday in which his female lieutenant governor applauds his support for equal pay for women — just two years after the governor signed a bill repealing the state’s equal [...]

Left High and Dry

I was speaking to a reader from North Lanarkshire Council the other day, a council employee and union member, who said that their union rep advised members, quite categorically, not to bother submitting an equal pay claim back in 2005/06. Show More Summary

Unrepresentative Representatives

I read this report on the Scottish TUC in The Scotsman the other day and was struck by the fact that it fails to make any mention whatsoever about the fight for equal pay which has been the single biggest industrial relations issue in Scotland's councils over the past 10 years. Show More Summary

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