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  • CORDIA - NOT TAKING IT LYING DOWN -

    CORDIA - NOT TAKING IT LYING DOWN -

    A4ES ISSUES NEARLY 3000 NEW CLAIMS VS CORDIA

    As folk who’ve been following my posts and the A4ES videos will know a new issue arose with GCC and CORDIA over holiday pay. The council disputed that there was a valid holiday pay claim but suddenly announced it was making a one off, un agreed, payment which it claimed was Back holiday money.

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  • UNISON JUMPS THE GUN - CALLS OFF STRIKE BALLOT UNTIL JANUARY

    UNISON JUMPS THE GUN - CALLS OFF STRIKE BALLOT U...

    In a nutshell this appears to be because UNISON think Robert Andersons promises were good enough. This is entirely a union matter and something they had every right to do. But as they chose not to consider discussing it in the claimant group I’m entitled to express my opinion, and I don’t think it’s helpful. I think they’ve jumped the gun.

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  • THE DIGBY BROWN LETTER

    THE DIGBY BROWN LETTER

    Some of you will have received a letter either from Thompsons, Morton Fraser Or A4ES with a form called an assignation 

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  • NOT LOOKING GOOD

    NOT LOOKING GOOD

    Written response from the Glasgow Council

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  • Dis-UNITE-d

    Dis-UNITE-d

    Strange events this week. As you know the claimant group consists of A4ES UNISON and GMB. It does not include UNITE. indeed unite has virtually no involvement in the claims at all. They have very few claims at all, and even those tiny number of claims they basically passed to solicitors and ignored them. They have not attended any of the tribunals, just travelling on the coat tails of whoever Thompsons solicitors were representing at the time.

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  • SOMEONE IS A BIT TOUCHY

    SOMEONE IS A BIT TOUCHY

    This week we had MEETING 11 with the council. A bit like teachers in assembly the lead officer, Carole Forrest said before we start we h...ave a formal statement to make. Big drum roll, cue tension....... I have attached the big statement that was delivered.

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  • VOTE VOTE VOTE!

    VOTE VOTE VOTE!

    As you probably know UNISON and soon GMB will be conducting consultative ballots on possible strike action or action short of a strike.

    These are NOT strike ballots. They are to test the level of support for such action. Whenever I post on here folk jump in and call for a strike. Do they speak for the majority or are the lone but load voices? This is how we find out.

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  • AT LAST A RAY OF SUNSHINE

    AT LAST A RAY OF SUNSHINE

    Meeting 10 with the council was a much more positive affair than the last few meetings. It seems that the first signs of spring have managed to thaw the chilly attitude of the officers, at least a little. For once we didn’t spend 2 hours on the minutes.

    The council agreed that there were only 2 items. Our proposal to resolve matters and their threatened imposition of an interim payment.

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  • A BIRD IN THE HAND? GCC AND ITS INTERIM PAYMENT

    A BIRD IN THE HAND? GCC AND ITS INTERIM PAYMENT

    spite asking us to keep matters confidential the councils own chief exec has written to folk claiming that “proposals” have been made for an interim payment. This is not true, at least not using my definition of a proposal (an idea for discussion). She also said that the claimant group had rejected the idea of an interim payment. That is true

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  • CORDIA AND HOLIDAY PAY

    CORDIA AND HOLIDAY PAY

    Many of you will have received a letter from Cordia last week telling you that they had reached agreement to make a back dated payment of 8.3 % for holiday pay for 2017 only. I promised to check this with the unions and the council.

     

    First NO AGREEMENT WAS REACHED WITH THE UNIONS and they are annoyed that this has been misrepresented (although might have helped if they made this clear sooner). This is still important because sometimes employers argue agreements even in industrial meetings can bind staff. There is no suggestion at the moment that this payment is extended to in any way compromise your claims. We are seeking confirmation
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  • TRUST THE PROCESS

    TRUST THE PROCESS

    So we’ve had meeting 7 with the council. So far not a single thing has been agreed. There have been no “negotiations” on substantive issues. The council has insisted that we need to agree ‘the process’ first. They have even appointed a project manager to handle ‘the process’.

     

    Rather than spend even more time over this, we have engaged with the process. On that front we had a productive meeting yesterday. It is highly likely that we will finally have agreed the Terms of Reference in the next week or so.
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  • WHY NOT STRIKE NOW (emphasis on NOW)?

    WHY NOT STRIKE NOW (emphasis on NOW)?

    In my last post I expressed my personal view that calling for strike action was not the right call just yet. This is not an A4ES official position.

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  • BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD

    BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD

    Meeting 6 with Glasgow city Council

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  • WHO ARE THE MALCONTENTS?

    WHO ARE THE MALCONTENTS?

    So This is the query from The Times : Dear Stefan, I wonder if you can help me? We are looking to publish an article exploring the consequences of your recent victory on equal pay in Glasgow. It has been suggested that the total cost of righting this historical wrong will be in excess of £500 million

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  • WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

    WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

    The steps still to be taken to conclude equal pay claims

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  • People power triumphs in Glasgow!

    People power triumphs in Glasgow!

    After a 10-year-long fight Action 4 Equality Scotland has won its battle over equal pay as Glasgow City Council today finally accepted a ruling from Scotland's highest civil court, the Court of Session, that the council's current pay arrangements are 'unfit for purpose'.
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  • Don't miss out claim NOW!

    Don't miss out claim NOW!

    If you or your colleagues, former colleagues, family or friends still work with the Council or have left
    their employment in the last 5 years YOU CAN STILL CLAIM. Contact us now and join more
    than seven thousand clients we are already helping with their claims against Glasgow City Council
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  • LABOUR PLANS

    LABOUR PLANS

    Now is the time for politicians to stand up and be counted to vote against teh Leave to Appeal Application.

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  • WAITING FOR ... SUSAN

    WAITING FOR ... SUSAN

    3rd Equal Pay Meeting with Glasgow City Council Update

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  • BREAKING NEWS  WE WON!  COURT OF SESSION REJECTED GCC APPLICATION FOR LEAVE

    BREAKING NEWS WE WON! COURT OF SESSION REJECTE...

    Application for leave to appeal lost

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