Unions claim 'huge victory' in equal pay case
Trade unions have claimed a ‘huge victory’ in a long-running equal pay case against St Helens MBC after the authority dropped a legal appeal.
Leader vows to end decade-old equal pay dispute
Glasgow City Council’s leader has promised to end ‘years of pay injustice’ at the council and settle the thousands of claims of mostly low-paid women workers.
Auditors in equal pay warning
Councils in Scotland have spent £750m settling equal pay claims since 2004, with 27,000 claims still outstanding, a public spending watchdog has revealed.
Birmingham’s leader on the horns of a dilemma
The dispute over Birmingham's bin strike has pushed John Clancy into an alley with one union cutting off one escape route and another union blocking the other. Michael Burton says the leader is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.
Birmingham officers in warning over bin deal
A row is brewing between Birmingham City Council’s management and senior councillors over how to end the long-running industrial dispute with bin men.
Equal pay ruling in favour of Glasgow City Council overturned
Glasgow City Council will look into making payments to potentially thousands of women workers after a court ruling suggested that the council might have been paying them less than their male colleagues.
A poor balancing act
Heather Jameson looks at a new report highlighting a worrying continuation of the gender imbalance in local government.
Boost for women in equal pay fight
Thousands of low paid women have been given permission to proceed with their equal pay claims against Glasgow City Council.
Redress the balance on lack of diversity
Following the results of an exclusive The MJ/PPMA survey, Heather Jameson says the sector must look to diversity in its leadership if it is to address the new sets of challenges ahead.
EXCLUSIVE: Diversity gap plaguing sector leadership roles
Chief executives have been urged to embrace diversity after exclusive research revealed fears that women and minority groups were continuing to hit a glass ceiling.
Women challenge council over equal pay
More than 60 women are challenging Reading Council in court today, arguing they are owed more than £1.5m in equal pay claims.
Equal pay ruling may have ‘far-reaching results’
Equal pay experts have warned a ruling on pension contributions against North Lanarkshire Council could have ‘far-reaching consequences for other local government organisations’.
Crunch meeting to settle equal pay dispute
A council that has 2,000 equal pay claims outstanding will meet trade union representatives next week in an attempt to settle the issue.
Government reveals ‘serious’ gender equality bid for public sector
Cabinet Office minister Matt Hancock has vowed to take ‘serious’ action on gender equality in public sector leadership.
Wage against the machine
The National Living Wage is a welcome boost for our workers which brings hidden challenges for councils, claims Barry Pirie
Making waves on chief executive pay
Following historic revelations about gravitational waves, Stephen Weigel says the time is right for more accurate investigation of pay for chief executives and senior public sector managers.
Do we actually need to level the playing field?
Claire Fox calls for a cool head over the issue of gender equality – and specifically – pay
Sector urged to secure pay claims
Local government risks sleepwalking into another round of equal pay claims unless it starts re-evaluating jobs as the sector is restructured, a trade union chief has warned.