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The Biggest Threat To The Low And Middle Skilled Worker: Robots

US non-supervisory workers have seen better days. In addition to facing declining wage growth while higher ups’ pay steadily increases, there are grossly underfunded pension plans with an equally underfunded pension guarantee systemShow More Summary

North Lanarkshire Update

Here's the joint statement which has been agreed by all the parties in the long-running equal pay dispute in North Lanarkshire which doesn't really say a great deal, but much more detailed information will follow in the days ahead. Equal...Show More Summary

NLC Update (18/03/15)

If all goes according to plan, today will be the last day that North Lanarkshire Council operates as an equal pay free zone. Because tomorrow NLC is due to ratify a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which will lead to all the outstanding...Show More Summary

Change and Equal Pay

Daniel Finkelstein wrote this interesting article for The Times the other day which highlighted the power of 'loss aversion' and negative campaigning. I think it's right to say that the outcome of Scotland's 2014 referendum on independence...Show More Summary

Labour and Equal Pay (29/01/15)

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

North Lanarkshire Update

The following article appeared in The Independent newspaper yesterday to coincide with International Women's Day, but it speaks the truth about the fight for equal pay in Scotland which has been led by Action 4 Equality Scotland (A4ES) ever since we first appeared on the scene back in 2005. Show More Summary

10 Best Paying Cities For Women

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

This story was originally published by 24/7 Wall St. Sunday is International Women’s Day, meant to celebrate achievements among women, and promote greater equality around the world. The United States is doing well in some areas, but continues to struggle to close the gender wage gap. Show More Summary

International Women's Day continues apace

Great to see International Women's Day really flying this year. There's such a lot going on that I feel quite boggled. Of course, one looks forward to the day when women's equal representation, recognition, pay and respect are taken for granted as human rights and none of this special stuff will be necessary any more. Show More Summary

North Lanarkshire Update

I've got a good feeling about today. I think this might finally be the day when North Lanarkshire Council confirms whether we have an agreed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and a settlement of the Council's outstanding equal pay claims. Show More Summary

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

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