Council to settle UNISON equal pay claims

The City of Edinburgh Council and UNISON are pleased to announce an agreement to settle the outstanding equal pay claims of former APT& C employees lodged by the Union on behalf of their members.

APT&C (Administrative, Professional, Technical and Clerical) staff included roles such as classroom assistants, clerical assistants and social care workers.

UNISON has confirmed that it will recommend these terms to their members and that this will bring this long-running dispute to an end. 

The agreed settlement terms will take a number of months to implement fully and both the Council and UNISON are calling upon those affected to remain patient whilst arrangements are put in place.  Payments will begin in the next couple of weeks and will be staggered over the coming three months.

The Council's Director of Corporate Governance, Alastair Maclean, said: "This is an excellent outcome for these employees and reflects a commitment from Councillors, Officers and Trade Union representatives to working in partnership."

Council Leader, Councillor Andrew Burns, added: "The Capital Coalition had a firm aim to resolve these claims before the end of the year and we are absolutely delighted to report that this has been achieved."

John Stevenson, President of City of Edinburgh UNISON branch, said: "We welcome the settlement of these long standing equal pay claims and we are delighted that many of our members will soon start receiving their compensation."

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