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Edinburgh council facing £10m bill for equal pay settlements

Edinburgh council facing £10m bill for equal pay settlements
It has been revealed that more than 1,500 employees of Edinburgh council are still waiting for their grievance hearings over equal pay to be resolved.

According to the Edinburgh Evening News, the claims for salary equality - which could cost the local authority more than £10 million in settlements - remain unresolved due to the fact that they could leave it "bankrupt".

And it appears that people across all sectors within the organisation are now making such claims against it as John Ross, service conditions convener at Unison in the capital city, told the news source: "We are now taking claims from women in white collar jobs."

He added that there "is millions of pounds in this and the council should have sorted it out by now".

Meanwhile, the fact that Edinburgh is among the last of Scotland's 32 regional councils to change the way in which it protects itself against claims has been blamed for this figure.

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Posted by Daniel Stevens