21 August 2017

Thousands of women have won an historic equal pay case that could potentially cost Scotland’s biggest local authority hundreds of millions of pounds.

According to The Herald Scotland, lawyers for more than 6000 workers have secured a ruling at the country’s highest civil court that Glasgow’s entire salary system may be unfair.

The Fawcett Society Chief Executive Sam Smethers says:

"This is yet another example of women workers being illegally and systematically undervalued for years."

Stefan Cross QC, whose Action 4 Equality Group represents 6000 workers, told The Herald: “There is now bound to be a huge influx of new cases against the City Council which faces a mammoth bill of £500 million after stubbornly refusing to face up to its equal pay obligations for the past 12 years.”

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