Glasgow CC offers ‘olive branch’ in equal pay row

By Mark Whitehead | 25 October 2018

Talks will take place today in a bid to settle the equal pay row that led to a two-day strike by more than 8,000 women.

Glasgow City Council said it had written to the unions detailing the ‘basis of an agreement’ that would provide a basis for restarting discussions.

Union leaders said they viewed the council’s invitation to restart talks as an ‘olive branch’ after the strike.

The council is facing thousands of individual claims by women who believe they have been underpaid compared with men doing similar work.

Last year the Court of Sessions backed the women but talks since then have failed to produce a settlement despite the council’s SNP leader Susan Aitken backing the equal pay claims.

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