Thursday, 13 April 2017

Have Your Say, Glasgow!



I am in the process of writing to all constituency MSPs and MPS in Glasgow asking for their comments and thoughts on the long-running fight with the City Council over equal pay.

I plan to publish the responses I receive from Glasgow's politicians on the blog site in the run-up to the local council elections on 4th May 2017.

But I am also keen for claimants in Glasgow to have their say as well, without having to go to the bother of writing long letters which may never even get a proper reply - the idea is to raise the political temperature in the city as people go to the polls.

I know that folks will have all kinds of stories to tell and comments to make which might include, for example:
  • How did you first get to know about equal pay?
  • What kind of help, if any, did you receive from your trade union?
  • Have you raised the issue of equal pay with your local MSP or MP?
  • What was your reaction to the big pay differences between male and female jobs? 
  • Were you 'duped' into accepting a poor offer of settlement back in December 2005?
  • What do you think of Frank McAveety's refusal to explain the Labour Party's position on equal pay via the blog site?
  • What do you think about the City Council's treatment of its senior officials compared to the 'foot soldiers' on the ground delivering front-line services? 
All responses will be treated in confidence, of course, so your name will not appear on the blog for obvious reasons.

As regular readers know my contact email address is: markirvine@compuserve.com