Council are close to settling outstanding equal pay claims
South Lanarkshire Council say they have made “significant progress” towards a settlement on a number of outstanding equal pay claims.
The announcement followed several months of negotiations with trade union and other representatives of employees and ex- employees who had lodged claims after a separate settlement was made last year with a group represented by Fox and Partners.
Paul Manning, executive director of finance and corporate resources, said: “South Lanarkshire has long been committed to fair pay for those in comparable jobs, regardless of gender, and the council has always been clear that any employee who was entitled to money should get it.
“When the settlement was reached last year we said that any further claims that were made would be dealt with appropriately. This included a series of meetings with claimant representatives and diligent fact-checking by all parties.
“I can confirm that this process is now nearly concluded, and that a memorandum of understanding has been agreed with the representative of the largest group of claimants, which we anticipate will also form the basis of a settlement with other groups of outstanding claimants.”
The details of progress made in negotiations and of the memorandum of understanding were presented to the council’s Executive Committee last week, and members gave the council’s officers and legal representatives approval to continue work towards concluding this matter.
South Lanarkshire Council says it is committed to fair pay