THOUSANDS of women across the city are to receive their equal pay offer letters from Glasgow City Council this week.

Union Unison will hold a series of drop-in sessions and information events for members to assist in completely forms.

Mandy McDowall, UNISON regional organiser, said: "It’s been a long road but in the coming weeks we’ll finally see money being rightly put back into the pockets of Glasgow’s low-paid women.

"This represents compensation for the pay lost due to a discriminatory pay and grading system in place for over 12 years and will be one of the largest re-distributions of wealth in Glasgow’s history.

"UNISON has been standing up for these women every step of the way and we’ll be holding a series of information events to ensure that our members have all the information they need to make sure money gets into members' pockets as quickly as possible."

Sessions will be at the Glasgow Unison offices on May 28 from 11am to 5pm, May 29 from 11am to 7pm and May 31 from 11am to 4pm.

There will also be information events at the Royal Concert Hall on May 22 at 3pm, and May 28 at 6pm.

Mary Dawson, UNISON Glasgow City branch chairwoman, said: "These women are the lifeblood of Glasgow, they carry out vital roles across the city – cleaning, caring, educating and looking after some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

"They are the cogs that keep our city turning and it is high time they finally received compensation for the years they’ve spent in roles that were chronically undervalued.

"Members are welcome to come along to UNISON’s information and drop-in centres where we’ll be on hand to offer help with completing equal pay offer forms."