Men's claims for equal pay face UK study
THE city council is to examine what action has been taken elsewhere in the UK in a bid to award male cleaners, home helps and catering staff a fairer pay deal.
Workers have been denied extra payments offered to their female colleagues because sex discrimination laws do not apply to men.
Legal experts have insisted the council cannot make offers to its male workers. It is thought the Government would need to update legislation before any action is taken.
But the ruling Lib Dem/SNP administration in Edinburgh has ordered a new report, detailing action taken by other councils.
The dispute arose after around 3000 women in the city were offered pay-outs of thousands of pounds after winning a sexual discrimination battle.
It is thought some male cleaners have made claims for the same treatment as female co-workers.
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