PSNI equal pay settlement proposed

Published Tuesday, 20 May 2014
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The Northern Ireland Executive will be asked to agree to a multi-million pound equal pay deal for PSNI staff and former NIO employees, UTV understands.

The pay-out is planned for those staff excluded from the £130m Northern Ireland Civil Service equal pay settlement in 2009.

It was prompted after trade union NIPSA lodged claims invoking the Equal Pay Act (NI) 1970, which requires employers to pay male and female employees equal pay for equal work.

MLAs have been lobbying for PSNI and former NIO staff to also be compensated.

Finance Minister Simon Hamilton has proposed a £6,000 lump sum payment to an estimated 2,500 staff affected as a possible resolution to the issue.

The total amount that could be paid out ranges from £32.5m to £50m.

The DUP minister will put his recommendation to the other Executive Ministers next week.

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marion in ballyclare wrote (134 days ago):
Now we are at 9th june and still no further on to getting this injustice sorted once and for all if the politicians were waiting on a decision about money they were owed things would be moving a lot quicker what are they getting paid our hard earned money to do we are so frustrated over this please bring it to an end once and for all
Richard in Belfast wrote (153 days ago):
What about the people excluded from the settlement who lost out on equal pay because they were employed for slightly less than two years? Surely there's a 'strong moral argument' there too? Or are only some people entitled to equal pay? In fact dont even call it equal pay if you're not gonna include everyone, it's an absolute disgrace.
julie in Londonderry wrote (153 days ago):
About time these people have been fighting this for 3 or more years now this is less than half they were entitled to talk about discrimination!!
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