United Kingdom -Equal pay victory for council workers -February 9, 2012

Around 1,000 women workers at Bury Council in north west England are set to benefit from an equal pay deal negotiated with the unions. The women, working mainly in care, cleaning and catering jobs, have been paid less than the predominantly male workforce in comparable jobs. The council has decided to agree to the long-running claim before it was due to go the Court of Appeal. The UNISON union estimates that the council has wasted more than UKP1 million (€1,179,000) of public money by fighting the claims through the courts for nearly five years.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/458


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