A lot of hard work has been going on behind the scenes, as regular readers know, but the good news is that individual letters are scheduled to go out soon to all Action 4 Equality Scotland (A4ES) clients in North Lanarkshire Council.
The letters will explain the impact recent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) reached with North Lanarkshire Council over equal pay and will deal with the period from 7 January 2007 up until 31 March 2015.
The settlement does not resolve with the outstanding 'First Wave' claims of A4ES clients which are returning to the Employment Tribunals for the reasons explained in a previous post to the blog site dated 20 March 2015.
All A4ES clients will receive detailed legal advice from Fox and Partners Solicitors which has been representing A4ES clients in the recent Employment Tribunal hearings.
A separate part of the MOU deals with the period beyond 31 March 2015 and requires North Lanarkshire Council to re-evaluate various female and male council jobs which may trigger a further payment going forward, depending on the outcome of the re-evaluation process.
Any further payments due as a result of this re-evaluation exercise will be fully backdated to 1 April 2015.
So the best thing to do is to sit tight and enjoy the Easter weekend because things are scheduled to start moving in week beginning Monday 13 April 2015.