Congratulations to you and your team! Keep up the good work.
Great news..led strike back in 1971 for equal pay and we won....
Well done Mark Irvine, great news!
Congratulations Mark! Delighted for you and the women
Congratulations, Mark! That's great news!
Good news Mark didn't realize its been that long. You must be relieved its concluded. Well done
Kind Words (27 February 2007)
Just like to say congratulations to you on the news today, you and everyone else must be feeling well chuffed with the outcome today,
I wonder if UNISON will be in touch to offer you their congratulations.
Just want to say a very big THANK YOU for all the hard work you have put in over the years.
The news tonight is fantastic!
With very best wishes
Excellent news - congratulations to the whole team.
All I can say is that it's been a pleasure to have been of service.
Red Letter Day (26 February 2014)
Today is a 'red letter' day because this is a day I've been working towards for the best part of 10 years.
A day that Action 4 Equality Scotland (A4ES) has finally reached, I'm delighted to say, a settlement of all its outstanding equal pay claims with South Lanarkshire Council.
Now I've said a great deal about equal pay down the years so I'm happy to let the blog site archive speak for itself.
Because I don't feel the need to blow my own trumpet or say a great deal more at this stage, except perhaps to remind readers that there are still some people around who insisted that this day would never come.
Well how wrong were they?
As for me, I am simply over the moon that the A4ES clients who have stuck with us all these years will now get what they richly deserve and that really is fantastic news, especially as the great majority are (or were) low paid women workers.
I have to admit it's been a bit of a roller coaster of a ride at times, but we got there in the end and that's the main thing - that's what really counts.
A joint press statement from A4ES and South Lanarkshire Council has been released and is attached below for information - further information will follow in due course and every A4ES client will receive an individual detailed letter to explain what happens next.
So for the moment, I'm sure that regular readers will understand that as soon as I've finished this particular post, I plan to head out for a little while to take in the bracing Glasgow air - and reflect on the tumultuous events of the past 10 years.
Because my work in South Lanarkshire is now coming to an end and I'd like to take this opportunity of thanking everyone who helped get us to where we are today.