GMBSCOTLANDOpen letter to all elected representatives, Glasgow City CouncilFollowing the decision by the Court of Session to refuse to grant leave to appeal to Glasgow City Council regarding thecase against the Council over the WPBR job evaluation scheme,there will be an emergency meeting of the CityAdministration Committee tomorrow (Wednesday 17 January) at 10am to consider options going forward.The options before the Council are:Seek leave to appeal the decision of the Inner House to the Supreme Court and proceed with the appeal if leave isgranted;. Follow the decision of the Inner House and run the claims through the ET as directed by the Inner HouseContinue negotiations with the representatives of the claimants, with reference to an agreed expert and/or the ET whereagreement cannot be reached on specific points.GMB Scotland, which currently has over 2,000 claims for equal pay (pay protection, and job evaluation) against thecouncil, is calling for all elected representatives to vote for option 3.To date the Council has spent £1.8 million on legal fees, and an additional £700,000 on "internal staff costs" in the battle toprevent women workers finally getting equal pay. The time has come to stop misusing public funds in order to continuediscriminating against women workers. These women, who keep our schools clean, keep our children fed, care for ourelderly and vulnerable people- these women on whose backs this city runs on- deserve to see justice.This month marks the start of a new year, and tomorrow's vote marks the opportunity for Glasgow City Council to create anew legacy when it comes to its relationship with its women workforce. Let's make that a positive oneWomen have died waiting to see their employer, Glasgow City Council, finally recognise the work they do as equallyvaluable. This alone should be reason enough for the Council to now do the right thing.Kind regards,Hazel NolanGMB Scotland Regional Organiserwww.gmbscotland.org UNIONLINE@GMBScotOrgGMBScotland wwwur ionAa363 |SCOTLANDR TRADE UNION LAW FIwww.unionline.co.uk

Date: 16 January 2018

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GMB SCOTLAND Open letter to all elected representatives, Glasgow City Council Following the decision by the Court of Session to refuse to grant leave to appeal to Glasgow City Council regarding the case against the Council over the WPBR job evaluation scheme,there will be an emergency meeting of the City Administration Committee tomorrow (Wednesday 17 January) at 10am to consider options going forward. The options before the Council are: Seek leave to appeal the decision of the Inner House to the Supreme Court and proceed with the appeal if leave is granted; . Follow the decision of the Inner House and run the claims through the ET as directed by the Inner House Continue negotiations with the representatives of the claimants, with reference to an agreed expert and/or the ET where agreement cannot be reached on specific points. GMB Scotland, which currently has over 2,000 claims for equal pay (pay protection, and job evaluation) against the council, is calling for all elected representatives to vote for option 3. To date the Council has spent £1.8 million on legal fees, and an additional £700,000 on "internal staff costs" in the battle to prevent women workers finally getting equal pay. The time has come to stop misusing public funds in order to continue discriminating against women workers. These women, who keep our schools clean, keep our children fed, care for our elderly and vulnerable people- these women on whose backs this city runs on- deserve to see justice. This month marks the start of a new year, and tomorrow's vote marks the opportunity for Glasgow City Council to create a new legacy when it comes to its relationship with its women workforce. Let's make that a positive one Women have died waiting to see their employer, Glasgow City Council, finally recognise the work they do as equally valuable. This alone should be reason enough for the Council to now do the right thing. Kind regards, Hazel Nolan GMB Scotland Regional Organiser www.gmbscotland.org UNIONLINE @GMBScotOrgGMBScotland wwwur ionAa363 | SCOTLAND R TRADE UNION LAW FI www.unionline.co.uk