PCS wins 4 figure payouts for hundreds of Scottish Prison Service Staff

07 Jun 2018

The Scottish Prison Service has settled a long-standing dispute over pay for nearly 600 workers.

Prison officers had received bonuses totalling £4,000 since 2015 which had not been paid to non-uniformed staff. We argued that these payments were discriminatory as uniformed staff are predominantly male while women make up the majority of non-uniformed staff in the same grades.

Rather than go to an employment tribunal, the Scottish Prison Service has reached agreement with our union to pay all staff in the same grades as prison officers the same bonuses backdated to the initial payment in 2015. 

Hundreds of staff will now receive payments of up to £4,000.

This settlement demonstrates clearly the power of trade unions in fighting for equality in every workplace in Scotland.

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