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The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) – the country’s largest teaching union which represents 80% of teachers and lecturers – has today urged the Members of the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee to oppose the Scottish Government’s desire to … Continue reading
On International Women’s Day 2013 the GCU Students Union Debating Society held a debate about ending exploitation of women, which the local UCU was pleased to sponsor – here’s a taste of the debate. Thanks to Lesley Roy and Calum … Continue reading
Douglas Chalmers, local President of the UCU@GCU announced he felt honoured to be elected as Scottish vice president of the UCU in their current elections. Receiving almost twice as many votes as his opponent in the election, Douglas said “The … Continue reading
Innovative activity on issues such as International Women’s Day, Equality and Diversity, Student Support, Health and Wellbeing, as well as successful action against threatenened redundancies, on pensions and against cuts in real wages have helped make UCU at GCU the … Continue reading
On behalf of UCU members at Glasgow Caledonian Local UCU President Douglas Chalmers sent a message of solidarity to fellow academics in EIS who are taking action on the 23rd and confirmed he would be speaking at the Rally at … Continue reading
The University and College Union (UCU) Scotland has welcomed the recent funding increases for higher education. In the budget statement on Wednesday 14th September John Swinney announced a cash increase of £76m for universities in 2012/13, which reverses last year’s … Continue reading
The trade unions at GCU note that Court endorsed the Executive proposals on restructuring at their meeting yesterday. Whilst happy with the removal of the threat of 95 compulsory redundancies, which was made by the Executive on 18th May, the … Continue reading
Despite a serious offer to GCU management from the Combined Unions at Glasgow Caledonian which would have allowed the creation of a united front campaigning to win additional funding from the incoming Scottish administration, senior management have chosen to reject … Continue reading
This morning, Management were given the opportunity to step back from the brink and work with the Unions at GCU to fight for more funding for Higher Education The trade union representatives at GCU met with management this morning as … Continue reading
First Minister re-iterates ‘Public Sector must avoid compulsory redundancies’. We say GCU management need to listen to this
Less than a fortnight ago, Angela Constance MSP, Minister for Skills and Lifelong learning re-iterated First Minister Alex Salmond’s view that whatever the pressures facing management in the University and College Sector, the Public Sector must avoid Compulsory Redundancies.