We recognise that a right to equal pay between males and females free of sex bias is enshrined within both European Community law and United Kingdom legislation.
We believe that, in eliminating sex bias in our pay system, we have sent and continue to send a positive message to our employees and the community in general. It makes good organisational sense to have a fair transparent pay system. Avoiding unfair discrimination improves morale and enhances efficiency.
The Council has worked in partnership with the recognised Trades Unions to this end and has implemented an equal pay compliant agreement on pay and conditions of service for Scottish Joint Council employees.
The Council has and will continue to:
- Identify and eliminate any unlawful practices that may impact on pay
- Take appropriate remedial action
The Council will:
- Develop and review employment policies ensuring equal pay compliance
- Develop a plan on longer term pay equality
- Complete job evaluation appeals
- Apply the nationally agreed job sizing arrangements for teaching staff
- Review the pay and conditions of service for craft operatives
- Respond to grievances and complaints to the Council on equal pay
- Review progress every three years
The Moray Council
High Street, Elgin