Earlier this week 8 long years of litigation against North Lanarkshire Council surrounding equal pay came to a head after our branch campaign to bring NLC to the negotiating table was successful.

The framework for the negotiations are currently being worked on with the intention to provide an agreement that all parties involved will sign up to.

Now that we have been convinced that we are entering constructive negotiations, UNISON are prepared to suspend all campaign activities to allow the negotiations to go ahead. As such we will remove our ad trailers from the streets, and our planned protest at the Queens Baton Relay at Strathclyde Park on 23rd June is now cancelled.

These negotiations will not be easy and will not be resolved overnight, but rest assured that we will update you all when we can.

Make no mistake, it was local union activity that brought about this breakthrough and I want to thank everyone involved in planning and taking part in this campaign.

John Mooney