The UCU is a trade union and professional association for academics, lecturers, trainers, researchers and academic-related staff working in further and higher education. Although we operate throughout the whole UK, we have an autonomous executive in Scotland and our own annual conference and policies. Our executive has representatives of each branch on it (including our own). We get full time Staff support from the Edinburgh regional office.
UCU is one of the five recognised unions for academic and supported staff in GCU. Its officers at GCU are:
President: Vince Mills. Tel: (0141) 273 1284. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Room W809
Honorary Secretary: Brian Pillans. Tel: x 3424. E-Mail: email@example.com Room W313a
Vice-President and Membership Secretary: John Biggam. Tel: (0141) 331 3943 E-Mail: J.Biggam@gcu.ac.uk Room W216
Treasurer: Caroline Tuff. Tel x 1277 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Room W808
For more information you can have a look at the UCU Scotland bulletin for the latest activity at a Scottish level. You can also follow UCU Scotland on twitter. At GCU we have our own website, and own newsletter. Like other GCU unions we use this caledonianunion blog for quick updates on activity.
Some details of how we aim to help our members can be found here