Saturday, 22 April 2017

Glasgow and Equal Pay



Here is a table I've put together summarising the pay data I received from Glasgow City Council in response to a series of FoI requests.

The important points to note are the level of earnings enjoyed by these male dominated, former bonus earning jobs - both before and after the introduction of the WPBR.

Back in 2005/06 the pay rate of a Home Carer was around £6.00 per hour even though Home Carers had a far higher grading (MW5) than most of the following council jobs:

Gardener 1 (MW1)
Gardener 4 (MW4)
Refuse Collector (MW2)
Gravedigger (MW3)
Road Worker (MW5)

As I've explained on the blog previously, all male dominated, former bonus earning jobs that were 'red circled' as a result of the WPBR were given a guarantee that their earnings would be maintained going forward - and so it proved.

But the earnings of women workers were not increased to the same level as their male comparators prior to the WPBR, even though various women's jobs including the Home Carers were at least of 'equal value' to the men.

And that principle of 'equal treatment' is what the Court of Session in Edinburgh is going to be considering next week.

  


Table 1
Glasgow CC
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
Gardener 1 (MW1)
Annual Earnings
£17,466.28
£17,448.46
No Comparator
£11,972.40
No Comparator
No Comparator
Basic Salary
£10,672.00
£10,939.00
N/a
£13,728.00
N/a
N/a
Difference
£6,794.28
£6,509.46
-£1,755.60
Hourly Rate
£9.60
£9.59
£6.58
Gardener 4 (MW4)
Annual Earnings
£26,738.53
£19,122.04
£21,423.50
£21,740.19
£27,890.93
£21,964.60
Basic Salary
£11,770.00
£12,064.00
£18,327.00
£18,877.00
£19,349.00
£19,475.00
Difference
£14,968.53
£7,058.04
£3,096.50
£2,863.19
£8,541.93
£2,489.60
Hourly Rate
£14.69
£10.51
£11.77
£11.95
£15.32
£12.07
Refuse Collector (MW2)
Annual Earnings
£22,966.41
£19,411.28
£23,825.29
£28,758.52
£21,904.31
£24,034.67
Basic Salary
£11,032.00
£11,308.00
£14,238.00
£14,665.00
£13,341.00
£13,817.00
Difference
£11,934.41
£8,103.28
£9,587.40
£14,093.52
£8,563.31
£10,217.67
Hourly Rate
£12.61
£10.66
£13.09
£15.80
£12.36
£13.21
Grave Digger (MW3)
Annual Earnings
£21,910.97
£15,915.44
£22,845.40
£22,032.00
£23,006.00
£23,349.48
Basic Salary
£11,409.00
£11,695.00
£11,986.00
£14,665.00
£16,925.00
£17,035.00
Difference
£10,501.97
£4,220.44
£10,859.40
£7,367.00
£6,081.00
£6,314.48
Hourly Rate
£12.04
£8.74
£12.55
£12.11
£12.64
£12.83
Road Worker (MW5)
Annual Earnings
£44,556.65
£24,724.46
£25,051.74
£24,253.00
No Comparator
No Comparator
Basic Salary
£11,787.00
£12,439.00
£20,035.00
£22,255.00
N/a
N/a
Difference
£32,769.65
£12,285.46
£5,016.74
£1,988.00
N/a
N/a
Hourly Rate
£24.48
£13.58
£13.76
£13.33