Local MSP Calls on Inverclyde Council to Settle Equal Pay Claims after Landmark Ruling

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed the news that thousands of women working at Glasgow City Council have secured an equal pay victory in court – and has called on Inverclyde’s Labour-led Council to resolve local claims.

The Court of Session has ruled that women at Glasgow City Council have been excluded from bonuses for years. Approximately 6,000 female workers at the council are understood to be affected, with many claims dating back to 2006.

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan said the right thing for the Inverclyde Council to do now would be to enter discussions with affected workers in Inverclyde, with up to 800 council employees affected.

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Stuart said:

“As a result of the Court of Session ruling, the right thing to do now is for Inverclyde Council to re-open discussions with local workers and their representatives about how we give effect to this ruling in the interest of fairness to employees, and rightfully settle these discussions once and for all.

“There are approximately 800 outstanding equal pay claims in Inverclyde, the vast majority of which are women. These workers have already waited long enough to receive the pay they have worked hard for and deserve.

“The Court of Session ruling for Glasgow has paved the way for thousands of low-paid women to claim justice. In turn, this means that Inverclyde Council cannot continue to defend these discriminatory practices any longer.

 

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