Monthly Archives: March 2011

Strike action not ruled out as jobs row intensifies at Glasgow Caledonian University

The University and College Union (UCU) today warned that strike action could not be ruled out at Glasgow Caledonian University after the institution confirmed plans for 95 job losses. The union said plans to increase the number of management posts … Continue reading

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Unions at Glasgow Caledonian University condemn GCU cuts

Unions at Glasgow Caledonian University condemn the announcement today (Thursday) of staff cuts and the lack of meaningful consultation. Management at Glasgow Caledonian University have announced their plans for cuts that do not consider any options other than redundancies for … Continue reading

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“Every page of the document shows that this exercise is clearly cost driven”…… Unions first response to GCU management’s ‘restructuring’ proposals

Firstly the Trade Union acknowledges we were given sight of this document (Cluster Proposals ) 48 hours before it was issued to all staff. However it is very difficult to understand the proposed changes without seeing the current structures, and … Continue reading

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Executive given new iPad2s, plus pay rise at GCU, while staff face compulsory redundancy threat…. oh and four students from GCU London flown up by EasyJet for classes here (allegedly)

iPads for them? And P45s for us? We’re sorry but that’s just not acceptable in a well managed university. There was incredulity expressed at a packed meeting of GCU staff in Glasgow Caledonian on Monday 28th March, when visiting MSP … Continue reading

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Live blogging from UCU picket line at GCU

7.26 am Watch this space…. 7.30 Taxi driver James wishes us all the best “it’s really about time somebody talked sense … my daughter’s studying mid-wifery at the Cally and you’ll get her support.” Thanks James. 7.45 “No problem’s insoluble … Continue reading

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Union message about strike action at GCU on Thursday 24th March

A message from the Convenor of the Combined Unions at GCU As you will be aware our colleagues in the UCU are on strike on Thursday at GCU. This action is in support of the ongoing national dispute on pay … Continue reading

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GCU Management: Much of their financial speculations ‘based on projections’….(but ‘realistic’ projections…)

The trade unions at Glasgow Caledonian met with senior management for their second meeting on Wednesday 16th March to discuss the plans to make 95 staff redundant . EIS, UCU, UNITE and UNISON were all represented by members from GCU … Continue reading

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