Thursday, 7 February 2019

Glasgow and Equal Pay - Riding the Rollercoaster



Over the past couple of years Glasgow's fight for equal pay has felt a lot like riding a rollercoaster with its thrills and spills, stomach-churning ups and downs, and all too frequent twists and turns. 

But thankfully we have now reached the point where we all can climb off this 'runaway train' and get on with the rest of our lives.

Because agreement has finally been reached over the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which sets out the terms of the 'peace deal' with Glasgow City Council that will bring an end to its long-running equal pay dispute.

So a big Thank You! and Well Done! to everyone involved.

Today is a big day, one that's been 'a long time coming' as they say, but we got there in the end because of the Claimants and your big-hearted, unsparing, 'never say die' Glasgow support.

I can honestly say there has never been a campaign that comes close to matching Glasgow's long, hard battle to deliver equal pay for thousands of low paid City Council workers. 

  


SIGNING DAY
THURSDAY 7TH FEBRUARY 2019

In America Signing day is a huge event in college football. 


This is today

But for us tomorrow is a huge SIGNING DAY

We have agreed the terms of the MOU

We will sign it tomorrow

THE DEAL IS DONE

HEADLINES

1 - IT INCLUDES ALL CLAIMS SUBMITTED UP TO 31/01/19

2- Whether offers are up to March 17 or 18 is still up to the council but we fully expect it will be 2018 but no guarantee

3. Offers to be sent in May with payments in June if you accept and get forms back to your rep asap (payment to your bank 28 days after forms returned to council )

So I think it safe to say WE WON

MORE COMMENT TOMORROW


Stefan Cross