GLASGOW’S long-running equal pay dispute is finally over after councillors formally approved a compensation deal for claimants.

Crowds of women who have been fighting for the equal pay deal gathered outside the City Chambers today to celebrate and thank the public for their support.

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Last month, the council and the equal pay claimant group - represented by Action4Equality, UNISON, GMB and UNITE - reached an agreement in principle on a package of payments worth at least £500 million.

Today, the council's City Administration Committee backed the deal, setting in train a process expected to see workers receive details of their individual entitlements over the next few months and compensation paid from this summer.

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The women are expected to start receiving their payments, which will average £34,000 and could be as high as £100,000, in June.