In October 2018, frustrated by the length of time that their employer, Glasgow City Council, were taking to reach agreement on equal pay claims, more than 8,000 council workers took 48 hours of industrial action. In 2017 the Council were denied grounds for further appeal following the Court of Sessions decisions in the equal pay litigation that began in 2007.  As a result, the Council had agreed to settle the thousands of equal pay claims that had emerged from the Workplace Pay and Benefits Review, which was established in 2006.  By late 2018 the Council had not agreed a settlement with the unions and litigants.  A ballot to take industrial action in response to the delay received a 99% result in favour of the strike.  A final settlement was reached in January 2019 and approved by the Council in February 2019.