The first of my Glasgow equal pay meetings is taking place next Tuesday (31st January) on the south side the city; the first of many I expect in the run-up to the local council elections in May 2017.
I am not advertising the venue, as I don't want the numbers to get out of hand, but if you would like to arrange a similar event in your own part of Glasgow, then read the post below and get back to me with a suggested date, time and place.
So let's get cracking - let's turn the heat up on Frank McAveety and the leadership of Glasgow City Council which has been dragging its feet over equal pay for years.
Glasgow Meetings (26/01/17)
Now this is how A4ES took off back in 2005 when I attended lots of local meetings all over Glasgow to explain the huge pay differences between traditional male and female council jobs - which the Council and trade unions had kept hidden from the workforce, of course.
As there's no point in reinventing the wheel, I plan to use the same approach this time around and I imagine there will be a big demand for local meetings in the run-up to the local council elections in May 2017.
In my experience, local people know best where and when to arrange these meetings - in a community centre, church hall, local clubs and pub function rooms etc.
All we need is an hour or so to explain what's at stake, financially and otherwise and what A4ES claimants can do to help bring this whole business to a successful conclusion.
If you'd like to arrange a meeting, just drop me a note to firstname.lastname@example.org - along with a suggested date, time and venue.
Once the arrangements are agreed it's just a matter of spreading the word to friends and co-workers which I can help with via the blog site as well.
Glasgow and Equal Pay (06/01/17)
Readers in Glasgow are in touch regularly to ask what kind of equal pay campaign will get underway in the weeks ahead.
Well that's something I will give detailed thought to over the festive season, but here is a 'starter for ten' as the say ion University Challenge:
Remember, 'many hands make light work' and the more people who get involved in the campaign the sooner this will all be over.