Reading council – the only local authority in England and Wales never to settle an equal pay claim – will today (Monday) be challenged in court by more than 60 women owed over £1.5m because they were paid less than their male colleagues for years, says their union UNISON. The women – mostly care workers, […]
Today and tomorrow, thousands of women will be on strike to continue their long running campaign to win the equal pay they have been denied for too long. For twelve years they’ve fought for equal pay, and yet throughout Glasgow City Council have dragged their heels and failed to pay these incredible public service workers the wage they deserve.
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Unison has condemned the latest workforce statistics published by Universities UK that show that women make up 54% of the total higher education workforce, but despite this 63% of those paid below £17678 are women. This equates to over 20,000 female support staff working at UK universities. The same report highlights that whilst men make […]
‘The dedication to the cause of UNISON members has been incredible, and it’s been matched by the incredible strength shown by those taking action’.
Today, Reading council – the only local authority in England and Wales to have never settled an equal pay claim – will face 60 women in court, challenging them to cough up the £1.5 million they missed out on by being paid less than their male colleagues for years