A LEADING trade union is calling on the STUC Women’s Conference to support equal pay claims in Glasgow City Council.

GMB Scotland is today urging the conference to support the Glasgow Pay Justice campaign and bring arms-length organisation Cordia back under council control.

The campaign was launched last month. The union believes the council’s intent to finally resolve the historic discrimination presents an opportunity to bring Cordia services back under the full control of the council.

GMB Scotland Glasgow Branch Secretary, Rhea Wolfson said: "We must move urgently to start single table negotiations for the resolution of Equal Pay claims but this has to be a fair and just settlement.

"These women have waited years for pay justice but that can’t be delivered if it means a settlement cheque in one hand and a P45 in the other or by staff being made poorer, privatised or redundant by the process.

"Both the Scottish Government and the council leadership have committed to resolving Glasgow’s equal pay scandal but by bringing services like Cordia back under council control we can help eradicate the scourge of pay inequality.

"In supporting this motion, STUC Women’s Conference can send out a loud and clear message to all levels of governance in Scotland that the days of pay discrimination in our biggest city’s services are over."