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Little willingness shown by GCU Court to discuss with staff

Despite staff concerns about the investment of up to £15million into a New York hub, which still does not have a licence, and no students, and a wages bill of over £500k, staff members attending the lobby of Court were disappointed … Continue reading

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GCU staff and students raise concerns about New York Hub at Scottish Parliament

GCU staff and students brought their campaign for an independent investigation of the events surrounding the university’s New York hub, to Holyrood MSPs today. Concerned MSPs, including the presiding officer had already been in touch with members of GCU staff … Continue reading

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Victory for GCU Catering workers – no jobs to be lost

Campus Unions reacted positively to the news today that an apparently positive ending had been reached to the catering fiasco which had been threatening Cordia workers jobs. According to a statement from the university, reported in the Evening Times here, … Continue reading

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GCU Unions Lobby of Holyrood postponed due to Westminster events

Following the dreadful events at Westminster yesterday, and the knock-on impact on today’s proceedings at Holyrood, campus unions consulted with the MSPs who had agreed to meet us to discuss shared concerns regarding the GCU campus in New York. Following … Continue reading

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Caledonian unions celebrate impact of migration

Staff and students came out for a quick pic on the nationally organised ‘One Day Without Us’ day of action on February 20th. Speaking after the photoshoot UCU local president Douglas Chalmers said “there’s hardly a family in the West … Continue reading

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Staff extremely concerned with GCU New York situation

Second all staff meeting within two months voices concerns. A second concerned meeting of GCU staff called by the combined unions discussed the situation in GCU New York, and the effect that the current failure to obtain a licence was having … Continue reading

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GCU staff vote for boycott if catering jobs are lost

Despite being called during one of the busiest teaching days of the week, and at less than a week’s notice, a concerned meeting of university staff voted unanimously that they would boycott any new outlets set up by outside caterers if such … Continue reading

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