Submission Documents: Motion by Councillor Susan Aitken:- "Council welcomes the reaching of an equal pay settlement with claimants' representatives that will enable the payment of the final tranche of compensation for the mainly women workers who experienced sex-based discrimination under the Council's pay and grading scheme. Council recognises that this is a major milestone and draws a line under the Council's previous failings as an employer in this regard. Council extends its thanks to all those who have worked to secure both this settlement and the one paid to claimants in 2019, including Council officers and claimant representatives. In particular, Council pays tribute to the women workers who fought for equal pay justice for many years and did not give up even when the odds seemed stacked against them. Council understands that the 770m total compensation bill will come at a significant cost to Council budgets in future decades. Council recognises that this is a direct consequence of inaction prior to 2017 to either acknowledge or address sex discrimination in the Council's pay and grading scheme. Council agrees that it is now an urgent priority to put in place a new discrimination-proof pay and grading scheme for all Council staff and understands that partnership work with the Council's trade unions to do this is significantly advanced. Council instructs the Chief Executive to commit the necessary resources to complete this work and to provide updates on progress to elected members and Council staff through appropriate channels." Help Icon

This is the list of documents available for the submission Motion by Councillor Susan Aitken:- "Council welcomes the reaching of an equal pay settlement with claimants' representatives that will enable the payment of the final tranche of compensation for the mainly women workers who experienced sex-based discrimination under the Council's pay and grading scheme. Council recognises that this is a major milestone and draws a line under the Council's previous failings as an employer in this regard. Council extends its thanks to all those who have worked to secure both this settlement and the one paid to claimants in 2019, including Council officers and claimant representatives. In particular, Council pays tribute to the women workers who fought for equal pay justice for many years and did not give up even when the odds seemed stacked against them. Council understands that the 770m total compensation bill will come at a significant cost to Council budgets in future decades. Council recognises that this is a direct consequence of inaction prior to 2017 to either acknowledge or address sex discrimination in the Council's pay and grading scheme. Council agrees that it is now an urgent priority to put in place a new discrimination-proof pay and grading scheme for all Council staff and understands that partnership work with the Council's trade unions to do this is significantly advanced. Council instructs the Chief Executive to commit the necessary resources to complete this work and to provide updates on progress to elected members and Council staff through appropriate channels.".

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Item Minute - 08 December 2022 Minute Public Open Document in PDF Format
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