United Kingdom - Tribunal ruling backs union’s equal pay claim - August 17, 2010

Healthcare assistants, domestic supervisors and reception staff, overwhelmingly women, working at a National Health Service Trust (St Helen’s and Knowsley), have won an Employment Appeal Tribunal case on equal pay. The case, backed by UNISON, argued that the women were paid lower rates for unsocial hours working on Saturdays and Sundays when compared to men in comparable jobs. The ruling could be important for women working in other NHS Trusts where there are gender differences in unsocial hours payments.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/375

http://www.unison.org.uk/asppresspack/pressrelease_view.asp?id=1939

 

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 atwww.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.


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