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Hundreds march in Glasgow over equal pay for women

Hundreds of women, some dressed as suffragettes, march through Glasgow calling for equal pay from the city council (Lucinda Cameron / PA Wire)
Hundreds of women, some dressed as suffragettes, march through Glasgow calling for equal pay from the city council (Lucinda Cameron / PA Wire)

HUNDREDS of women took part in a march yesterday to put pressure on Glasgow City Council over equal pay.

The public service union, Unison, organised the demonstration at Glasgow Green to urge the authority to honour a pledge to settle equal pay issues.

The Equal Pay – Or We Walk Away protesters marched to George Square, led by women dressed as suffragettes.

It coincided with the centenary of some women getting the vote in 1918, which was celebrated last week.

Glasgow City Council is currently considering how to settle 11,000 claims for past discrimination against female workers.

The city council has agreed not to appeal against a court decision last year over the grading system and will now discuss a settlement with trade unions.

Having won their legal case, the council employees are now demanding a fair and transparent pay and grading scheme as well as compensation.

Glasgow City Council has agreed to “negotiation not litigation” and to discuss a settlement with unions.

Unison Glasgow city branch chairwoman Carol Ball said: “This is not about robbing Peter to

Glasgow City Council is currently considering how to settle 11,000 claims for past discrimination against female workers.

The city council has agreed not to appeal against a court decision last year over the grading system and will now discuss a settlement with trade unions.

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Having won their legal case, the council employees are now demanding a fair and transparent pay and grading scheme as well as compensation.

Glasgow City Council has agreed to “negotiation not litigation” and to discuss a settlement with unions.

Unison Glasgow city branch chairwoman Carol Ball said: “This is not about robbing Peter to pay Pauline.

“It’s about equality and justice.”