United Kingdom -Union signs agreement with local council on pay equality -January 25, 2012

The GMB general union has signed a collective agreement with the Dudley Council in the West Midlands region of England that addresses previous problems of gender pay inequality in the pay and grading structure, after GMB members voted to accept it. The negotiations were lenghty, but the agreement was necessary to bring pay in the Council in line with equality legislation.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/456 ;
http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/latest_news/dudley_council_new_agreement.aspx

 

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 or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2012.


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