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More than all right on the night.

Unison@GCU take the extra step for fair pay@GCU At a time when most staff were either in bed or heading there, GCU security guards joined other Unison members at the change of shift, and marched out for fair pay, making … Continue reading

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We are the University for the Common Good. Management needs to reconsider its position on pay deductions

It’s the role of the Trade Unions to speak for, defend, and act for staff at GCU. Management manage the operation of the university, under the strategic eye of the University Court. Peoples Services (HR) are expected to help smooth … Continue reading

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Come on GCU management – put your head above the parapet – tell UCEA to give your staff fair pay

In the best picket turnout for at least 10 years, UCU and EIS members protested for fair pay at GCU, asking that our management put their head above the parapet and voice staff concerns to UCEA, demanding that staff are … Continue reading

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Weather, what weather? We want fair pay

Despite some good Glasgow weather (aka dreich, dreich, dreich, and the wind blowing a hooley) UCU and EIS Union members were out before 8 am today at Glasgow Caledonian making the case for financial justice and fair pay at our … Continue reading

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Why have been forced to go on strike again

Both the UCU and EIS will be out on strike on Wednesday 1st February Both our unions felt there was no option but to go on strike in November, to show the UK management of UK universities wages and conditions … Continue reading

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Fierce, Fabulous and Feminist – fighting for our futures

The sun shone for the GCU pickets (and why shouldn’t it!) on the third day of the UCU’s action at Glasgow Caledonian when well over 30 pickets joined the several hundred members who were striking for better pay and conditions. … Continue reading

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Time to take our catering back, and reward our catering staff properly

Some years ago, a campaign by the Combined Union Committee saved the jobs of the majority of GCU catering staff – due to be paid off by Glasgow Caledonian University just before Christmas 2016. This involved a threatened boycott by … Continue reading

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We’ve been underpaying our staff admits GCU Principal

In our campus trade unions’ appeal to students in the week beginning 14th November, we explained our case for better pay and conditions, and called on students to contact Pamela Gillies, Principal of GCU, and ask her to pressurise the … Continue reading

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Another good turnout on day two of our joint action

Day two of strike action at GCU started well and early again though we were glad of the weights that stopped the Gazebo going skyward, given the turn in the weather. Again a great and positive response from students – … Continue reading

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When we come together our voices are more powerful..

Building on from our colleagues in Unison on Monday and Tuesday, the combined forces of the UCU and EIS mounted what must be one of the biggest pickets seen at Glasgow Caledonian University in the last ten years. In a … Continue reading

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