Monthly Archives: March 2011

UCU to strike at GCU on Thursday 24th March

It’s our jobs and our future we’re striking about. We urge all members of UCU  to support your union and the fight for our jobs and our future by taking action on Thursday 24th March. GCU’s management has cynically stated: … Continue reading

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Why we support the students

A joint statement from UCU and NUS Scotland calls for support from academics for the NUS campaign to reclaim their voice. It says: “Students have been proud to be at the forefront of challenging the Coalition Government’s austerity measures. The … Continue reading

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95 surprise ‘guests’ at rally join with other staff to reject unacceptable job threats at GCU

These are some of the 95 surprise  ‘Guests’ at the packed union rally who joined with other GCU staff to reject the unacceptable threats to 95 support staff at GCU, and to say that with the staff united, these proposals, … Continue reading

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Lunchtime Rally at GCU – Thursday 17th March 12 noon – Say no to 95 job losses!

Following our meeting with management last week GCU Trade Unions and their officials have been called to another meeting this Wednesday. To give a full report back and to keep the campaign against the 95 jobs going we have called … Continue reading

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Report of Meeting with GCU Management Thursday 10th March

The trade union representatives had a meeting with Senior Management this morning from 10 – 12 to discuss the compulsory redundancies announced by management last Thursday evening and the imposition of a number of policies on staff by HR and … Continue reading

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Letter in Scotsman about ‘deeply secretive and incestuous system’ at GCU

Here is the text of a letter from UCU Scotland in reply to David Beeby’s letter in the Scotsman of 2nd March: David Beeby, Executive Director of Finance, is correct to state (letters 2 March) that senior staff at Caledonian … Continue reading

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‘Egregious dissemblance’ from GCU management

GCU management reported on the BBC website that staff have broken through the £70k salary threshold because of nationally negotiated salary increases: http://news.stv.tv/scotland/west-central/231687-top-salaries-at-glasgow-caledonian-university-branded-disgraceful/ However, the range of salaries on the scale subject to national negotiation is here: http://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=2210 and as you … Continue reading

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Why Management Strategy at GCU is wrong

At 8am on 4th March, Principal Pamela Gillies announced in an e-mail to all staff that as a result of proposals presented to University Court by the Executive Board “a reduction of 95 support and administrative posts across the University … Continue reading

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