United Kingdom - Glasgow city council makes 500 million pounds deal to settle equal pay dispute - January 31, 2019

The Glasgow city council confirmed there is a 500 million pounds agreement in principle on payments to resolve historical unequal pay claims. The women have been fighting for twelve years to get the compensation for the years that they did not receive equal payments for their work for the city council. Besides legal cases they brought to court the women also organised massive demonstrations and a 48-hour women’s equal pay strike last year. The council aims to pay the 500 million pounds bill by borrowing money and mortgaging some of its buildings.

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