equal pay

  • Unions claim 'huge victory' in equal pay case

    16 October 2017

    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

    15 September 2017

    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

    07 September 2017

    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

    30 August 2017

    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

    25 August 2017

    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

    21 August 2017

    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

    19 July 2017

    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

    31 May 2017

    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

    26 April 2017

    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

    26 April 2017

    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

    17 October 2016

    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’

    21 June 2016

    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

    01 April 2016

    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

    08 March 2016

    Cabinet Office minister Matt Hancock has vowed to take ‘serious’ action on gender equality in public sector leadership.


  • Wage against the machine

    01 March 2016

    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

    16 February 2016

    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?

    19 November 2015

    Claire Fox calls for a cool head over the issue of gender equality – and specifically – pay


  • Sector urged to secure pay claims

    20 October 2015

    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.