Monthly Archives: December 2013

GCU Unions clarify management’s misunderstandings

Following the misleading announcement by HR that current pay negotiations are ‘concluded’ the Combined Unions at Glasgow Caledonian issued the following statement to members today: Hi all You will have seen the email from the head of HR regarding the … Continue reading

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GCU Unions reject suggestion pay round is ‘concluded’

In an extremely surprising e-mail today university management at Glasgow Caledonian seem to have accepted the suggestion of the university employers representatives UCEA that the pay round has been ‘concluded’ and following this have decided to impose the sub inflation … Continue reading

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Robert Gordon University recognises contribution of its staff.

Following the lead of UWS, Robert Gordon University, has also decided to embrace the spirit of Christmas and pay its staff a bonus   “to recognise the contribution of staff to another very successful period covering the financial year 2012-13” The e-mail … Continue reading

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Glasgow Caledonian University will NOT join UWS in awarding staff Xmas bonus

GCU management confirmed to unions yesterday that they had no plans to follow the example of the University of the West of Scotland, which had issued a Christmas payment of £250 pro rata to all core staff, in recognition of  … Continue reading

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UWS – an example other universities should follow

Not all universities are adopting the same scrooge like approach to staff remuneration this Christmas. The principal of UWS recently adopted a different approach as seen in their ‘all staff’ e-mail below.  It would be a nice token for other … Continue reading

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Universities can afford to pay up say GCU unions

On 28 October, the Scottish Government announced that it was allocating £1.061 billion to Scottish Universities, a rise of £19 million from the planned budget for 2013/14.2 The latest available analysis by EIS showed that by 2011-12, Scottish universities had … Continue reading

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GCU Honourary Graduate Lily Cole refuses to cross picket line

Lily Cole, international fashion model, actress and social entrepreneur, who was recently recognised with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters by GCU for her outstanding contribution to humanitarian and environmental causes pulled out of speaking at Central St Martins … Continue reading

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