Mind the gap
Local government has made progress in narrowing the gender pay gap since last year – but solutions need to be in place for much longer to have an impact.
Nottingham City narrows gender pay gap
Nottingham City Council has narrowed its gender pay gap to a mean average pay gap of 3.1%, down from 4.2% last year.
Union power games in Birmingham will not help create jobs
Paul Wheeler is sure the cause of the Birmingham bin dispute has its roots in a struggle over equal pay for equal work. What cannot have helped is a 'noisy inter-union dispute'.
Let’s call it a day on the phrase 'women’s rights!'
On International Women's Day, Leader of Westminster City Council Nickie Aiken - who says she has been a campaigner for equality all her life - asks if we can find a new phrase for 'women's rights'.
Glasgow councillors back £500m payout to end dispute
Glasgow’s leader has declared its long-running equal pay dispute over today as a £500m compensation deal was formally approved.
Glasgow agrees equal pay deal to end long-running dispute
Glasgow City Council has struck an agreement in principle to resolve historical claims for unequal pay.
Local authorities must pave the way on the Living Wage
If we want to tackle the scourge of low pay and in-work poverty we must acknowledge the vital role of local authorities and encourage more to commit to paying a Living Wage, says Tess Lanning
Glasgow equal pay dispute will cost 'hundreds of millions'
The equal pay dispute plaguing Glasgow City Council will cost ‘hundreds of millions of pounds,’ leader Susan Aitken has said.
Equal pay claims will put 'unprecedented' pressure on council
The cost of resolving equal pay claims could put ‘unprecedented financial pressure’ on council services in Glasgow, a spending watchdog has warned.
Why diversity really matters
There is still much to do celebrate on the diversity agenda, but also much more to do, writes Claire Porter.
Is the gender pay gap a myth?
Claire Fox ask whether dodgy data is holding back the real debate about the perceived gap in pay between men and women.
Delivering positive changes to the gender pay gap
Cllr Liz Wardlaw discusses how her council is working to lower the gender pay gap at the council.
Paving the way towards equal gender pay
Heather Jameson comments on the latest gender pay gap statistics.
Pushing for equality
Wigan MBC’s chief executive, Donna Hall, discusses her council’s positive gender pay gap.
Councils continue to pay men more than women
Council gender pay gaps vary wildly across the sector, with the average council paying women 5% less than men, according to the latest data.
Seeing is believing
Nicky Morgan says there simply aren’t enough women in senior decision-making positions
Redbridge bucks the trend on women's pay
Redbridge LBC pays its female staff more than their male counterparts, an audit of staff salary has shown.
The golden chance for women
On International Women’s Day, women in and around local government demand action to redress inequalities, offering anecdotes, inspirational words and advice.
Living the legacy of suffrage campaigners
One hundred years after some women on the right to vote, Cllr Marianne Overton and Cllr Lesley Clarke assess how far we have come.
Glasgow denies £500m government loan reports
The leader of Glasgow City Council has blasted claims it plans to ask the Government for a £500m loan to meet its equal pay bill.