Glasgow City Council equal pay strike action suspended

Next week’s planned strike of Glasgow City Council workers in a dispute over equal pay has been suspended, the GMB union has said.

Glasgow City Council equal pay strike action suspended

Thousands of council workers, including some at Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), were set to walk out on April 20 and 21. 

The GMB union said its members held a ballot last month to support strikes against the employer’s “failure to resolve outstanding equal pay settlements” and replace its “discriminatory” pay and grading system.

However, workers suspended the industrial action after securing a commitment from the council to an equal pay settlement for thousands of GMB members on the same basis as the landmark 2019 agreement. 

Payments to workers who the union said have suffered from discrimination due to its pay and grading system are targeted to begin in October 2022. 

Sean Baillie, GMB Scotland organiser, said: “For GMB members in Glasgow City Council, equal pay justice is a significant step closer. The incredible strength and solidarity of GMB members, throughout many years of struggle, has been critical to achieving this progress and securing key commitments from the council.

“We will monitor developments closely, as further details of the implementation of these commitments emerge, and our mandate for strike action remains live.”

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