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Court of Session Denies Glasgow City Council Equal Pay Appeal

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Court of Session Denies Glasgow City Council Equal Pay Appeal

This morning Glasgow City Council (GCC) has been denied its request to appeal the Court of Session decision over job evaluation on Equal Pay.

The Court of Session said that there was no point of law to appeal and no point of public importance to be considered, despite GCC's legal team argument that the scale of monies owed to low paid women should give them grounds to appeal.

The Court of Session denied this argument and stressed the unique nature of Glasgow's job evaluation scheme.

Responding to this morning’s judgment, GMB Scotland Organiser Rhea Wolfson said: "This is a clear and just decision from the court that gives power back to the women of Glasgow.

There will be anger among claimants that GCC would try to argue that budget pressures should excuse their historic liabilities but we now hope GCC’s lawyers will not consider any further action that could delay settlement proceedings.

All trade unions and legal representatives (GMB, Unison and Action 4 Equality) of our women are committed to pay justice; a view that has also been echoed by the leader of GCC and the First Minister.

Following this morning’s judgment there now should be no barriers to the delivery of a just settlement.”


Contact: Peter Welsh, GMB Scotland Communications, on 07976 447077.