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GMB Birmingham Equal Pay Deal

Thursday, October 3, 2013

GMB Reach Equal Pay Settlement Covering 11,000 Cases In Birmingham City Council

Settlement is a great achievement for all those women who have suffered an injustice in their pay says GMB.

GMB along with other trade unions have reached agreement with Birmingham City Council (BCC) to settle the outstanding post 2008 equal pay claims.

This will avoid lengthy and costly employment tribunal hearings affecting approximately 11,000 cases within BCC, which could have continued for several more years further delaying payments to GMB members.

Affected individuals will receive a letter from GMB solicitors Thompson's in the very near future.

An application has also been made to postpone the related Employment Tribunal hearing which was due to start on Monday (October 7).

Gill Whittaker, GMB Organiser, said “This is a great achievement for all those women who have suffered an injustice in their pay.

After difficult and long negotiations the GMB and other trade unions reached an agreement. This means there is light at the end of a long dark tunnel for all those women who have worked hard doing an equivalent job to men but earning less than their male comparators.”

It’s something that should never have happened. ‘Women doing an equivalent job as men deserve the same pay’. Hopefully it’s a message for employers going forward this will not be tolerated.”

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Contact: Gill Whittaker, GMB Organiser on 07850 768351 or Samantha Jones, Media/Research Administrator 0121 550 4888.

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