Monthly Archives: February 2014

Co-hosting a divisive speech by the Prime Minister – a misreading of our role in society say GCU Unions

Campus trade unions expressed their extreme concern today at the University’s decision to co-host an event  in the London Velodrome together with the British government, where David Cameron used his office as Prime minister to set out his case against … Continue reading

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Student ‘Teach-Out’ on independence a success at GCU

Part of the UCU’s latest 2 hour strike on February 10th saw a ‘teach-out’ hosted in the students association building of GCU where the staff and students present listened to opposing cases for a ‘Yes’ vote and a ‘No’ vote … Continue reading

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Strike time ‘teach-out’ for students (and staff) at GCU during industrial action

Monday 10th February’s 2 hour strike will be used imaginatively by UCU members to host a debate on the issues raised by the forthcoming referendum.  Although the UCU’s position is neutral on the outcome of the referendum, save for values … Continue reading

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Balloons and bacon rolls keep spirits high on GCU picket line

Helium filled balloons supplied by UCU and bacon filled rolls supplied by Unison helped make the joint picket by university unions UCU, EIS, Unison and Unite on 6th February the most successful yet in the series of actions in favour … Continue reading

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GCU Unions call for show of solidarity on Strike day Thursday 6th Feb

Unions at GCU have asked staff to turn out in strength on next strike day 6th February to show our determination that we win Fair Pay for all. It will also be to show solidarity with UCU members who are … Continue reading

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