United Kingdom - Council workers win equal pay case - February 15, 2010


Supported by the UNISON public service union, women workers at Sheffield City Council in the North East of England have won an equal pay case in the Court of Appeal that is likely to have an impact across local government. The union argued that predominantly women workers in jobs such care workers and school meals staff were losing out as the predominantly male workers in jobs like street cleansing and gardening benefited from bonuses that could boost their basic pay by 30% or more.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/354;


This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.

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