The agreement follows several months of settlement discussions between the council and those parties representing current and former employees.
Paul Manning, the council’s Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Resources, said: “South Lanarkshire has long been committed to equality of pay for those in comparable jobs, regardless of gender.
“We are glad to be in a position to continue to lead the way on this issue by settling with these claimants.”
It is believed that between 250 and 300 women from Clydesdale will have their claims settled.
Legal firm Fox & Partners, Stefan Cross QC and Action 4 Equality Scotland all campaigned against the council on this issue.
Carol Fox, of Fox and Partners, said: “This has been a complex and long-running case but we are delighted that we have been able to secure a settlement that we can recommend to our clients.
“It has taken a considerable amount of time and legal work to progress a mass settlement for more than 3,000 individual claimants.”
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