Monthly Archives: October 2012

Withholding pay – GCU Management steps back from the brink – but needs to go further

Unions at GCU welcomed the ‘clarification’ statement released by HR following our protestation at the proposal to withhold wages from staff involved in action short of a strike. Following our protests and communication with HR, all staff have now had … Continue reading

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GCU Unions convey best wishes to new Chancellor Yunus

Members of all university unions were present at the inaugural ceremony installing Professor Muhammad Yunus as new Chancellor of the University on Friday 26th October. During his installation, Professor Yunus spoke of the need for universities to solve global problems, … Continue reading

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GCU Unions urge – Say no to austerity from Westminster or Holyrood

Unions at GCU are urging their members to sign the Peoples Charter petition of the Scottish Parliament. The Charter was launched in the lead up to the 2010 General Election as a response to the economic crisis and the moves … Continue reading

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Unions at GCU welcome appointment of new University Chancellor

Unions representing staff at Glasgow Caledonian University today welcomed the appointment of Professor Muhammad Yunus as Chancellor of GCU. “We hope the vision expressed by Professor Yunus will help further expand the work which our university does amongst sectors of … Continue reading

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Unions condemn return to heavy handed tactics by management at Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University unions today condemned the re-appearance of heavy handed tactics by management which threaten to return labour relations to rock bottom once more at the university. Following the one day strike by EIS members on 23rd October, staff … Continue reading

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EIS take action over pay while Universities stockpile reserves

University unions are angry about the living standards of their members going down – today EIS are taking industrial action and striking over this. All other unions have shown their anger at the living standards of their members going down, … Continue reading

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Why we are striking at GCU – EIS

ON Tuesday 23rd October, Members of the EIS employed in Higher Education will be striking. At the request of the Caledonianunion blog, Dr Nick McKerrell  Convenor of the Combined Unions at Caledonian and the EIS branch sent a message to … Continue reading

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