No word as yet from North Lanarkshire's HQ in Motherwell, but things are moving behind the scenes apparently.
So let's hope we hear something positive very soon.
NLC Update (01/03/15)
A number of readers from North Lanarkshire have been in touch to ask what will happen if the Council fails to sign-off on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) next week?
Well the answer to that is very simple - without a binding legal agreement (which has been under discussion for months now) all of the equal pay cases will go back to the Employment Tribunal.
Same as before.
My sources in North Lanarkshire tell me the Council is making arrangements next week to seek approval for the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which has to be agreed before there is any resolution of the long running equal pay dispute.
So, who knows?
If the North Lanarkshire dots all the i's, crosses all the t's and formally signs off on the MOU, then in the next few days we might be able to say that final agreement has been reached.
In which case a brief joint statement will be issued to signal an end to hostilities and soon thereafter detailed letters of explanation will be sent out to all equal pay claimants.
Now I make a point of never counting chickens before they're hatched and as we've been here before it's definitely a case of 'fingers crossed'.
So watch this space.