Edinburgh Council offers one-off payment to equal pay claimants

Thousands of female workers at Edinburgh City Council have been offered a lump-sum payment in a bid to settle outstanding equal pay claims brought about by the governmentj’s single-status agreement.

On the first day in a series of events to be put on by the council, 92% of those attending signed a compromise agreement.

Frank Russell, HR director at the council, said: “We are delighted that more than 90% of those attending the event accepted the council’s offer. We believe it is a fair offer and is also one that will help protect council services and jobs.”

Of 276 people attending the event, 256 signed up for the settlement. Around 1,700 female workers are involved in the dispute.

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