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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.

    We were pleased the council seemed to take things seriously. They brought along 2 extra folk from finance to hear our presentation and ask questions. More importantly there was no immediate hostile reaction and the council agreed to respond by 14th May in a considered and professional way. We can only hope this approach continues and we can finally engage in meaningful discussions.

    On the imposition of a dodgy interim payment there was again a marked change of tack and mood. They told us that they had met with the political group and they had been instructed to make a formal offer which they understood we were likely to reject and then the politicians would reconsider.

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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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  • ANYONE FOR DOUBLE OR QUITS

    ANYONE FOR DOUBLE OR QUITS

    Double the bill if Council appeal

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  • NOW I SEE A RAINBOW

    NOW I SEE A RAINBOW

    A4ES meeting with Glasgow City Council on 11th December

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  • LOOKING THEM IN THE EYE

    LOOKING THEM IN THE EYE

    Meeting with Glasgow City Council on the 4th December

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  • Glasgow TUPE Transfer

    Glasgow TUPE Transfer

    We have recently been made aware that that a number of Cordia catering employees working at Caledonian University and Glasgow City College have had their employment TUPE transferred from Cordia Services to Baxter Storey. &n...

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  • Glasgow City Council and The Fight for Equal Pay

    Glasgow City Council and The Fight for Equal Pay

    As you may have heard, Action 4 Equality Scotland (A4ES) was in the Court of Session recently involving two separate, but related hearings with Glasgow City Council on equal pay.

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