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Equal Pay Cases v North Lanarkshire Council – 2nd wave update – 4th November, 2014

The hearing on the 2nd wave cases continued last week, 27th – 31st October, with a further detailed examination of the implementation of the Single Status Job Evaluation Scheme in January 2007.  Council witnesses were cross examined on the implementation of the JES, consolidation of bonus payments, assimilation procedures, appeals and over lapping grades.

The Council wish to call other witnesses and so the Tribunal has listed further dates as below

19th January – 23rd January 2015
23rd March – 25th March 2015
20th April – 24th April 2015 for legal submissions

While we prepare for the above hearing dates we are also willing to meet with the Council to continue settlement discussions. We are committed to bringing your case to a successful conclusion as soon as possible, either by way of settlement or via a Tribunal award. To date we have been disappointed by the slow progress of discussions over recent months. Settlement will only be possible if the Council seriously engage with us and make reasonable settlement offers which we can recommend to you.

If there are any further developments before the hearing dates next year we will update the website. If the Council make an individual offer of settlement we have a professional duty to write to you. If you do not receive a letter and there are no further updates posted this is because we are still in discussions. It is not always possible to post public comments when negotiations are ongoing.

We appreciate your continued patience and cooperation. We represent 3,176 claimants as of today’s date, with new claims still being lodged. We will update the website when we have further developments to report.

Please keep visiting www.foxandpartners.co.uk

Carol Fox

4th November 2014

 

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