Glasgow's Fight For Equal Pay
My contacts in Glasgow City Council (GCC) tell me that furious activity is taking place behind the scenes to identify more council owned property to use as collateral against another big loan - so the council can meet its obligations on equal pay.
Now I'm all in favour of GCC paying the workers what they're due - not least because the council's discriminatory pay arrangements which were condemned as 'unfit for purpose' by the Court of Session in 2017 are still in place in 2022.
And until the council brings in a new, fit for purpose pay scheme thousands of workers continue to have equal pay claims - going forward to 2023, 2024 and beyond.
Meanwhile the Glasgow council tax payer is footing the bill - even though Scotland's public spending watchdog (the Accounts Commission) judged Scottish Ministers shared responsibility for 'a decade long failure of leadership' over equal pay back in 2017.
So it seems monstrously unfair to me that the people of Glasgow are doing all the heavy lifting and that SNP Ministers who have been in power since 2007 are not being asked to help out.