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UCU Strike Action launched for better pay, and action against pay gap, casualisation, and too heavy workloads

With solidarity bacon and veggie butties from Unison, chocolate cakes from security guards,  a coffee cart from the Student full-timers, passing cars  honking their horns in support, and both the Royal Mail and Paper deliveries turning back in solidarity, picketing … Continue reading

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GCU Students Union issue statement of support for UCU industrial action

The University and College Union at GCU today welcomed the statement of support from GCU students regarding the forthcoming industrial action 25th – 29th November and 2nd – 4th December. The statement from the GCU Student officers is reproduced here: … Continue reading

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Why the UCU will be on strike from 25th November

Statement from the UCU:  All members of GCU staff who are members of the University and College Union (UCU) will be on strike through the whole of week 10 (Monday 25th – Friday 29th November), and then Monday 2nd December … Continue reading

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Highlights from the UCU LGBT+ Research conference

Mel McKenna,  UCU@GCU               I recently attended the 2019 LGBT+ research conference at the University of Manchester and wanted to share the highlights with GCU branch members. The conference packed a lot into a … Continue reading

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Catholic Chaplain not to return to GCU

UCU@GCU welcomes the post from university management this afternoon, that ‘following due consultation’, Father Mark Morris, erstwhile Catholic Chaplain at GCU, will not be returning to his chaplaincy role at GCU: The university statement is below: Yesterday the University expressed … Continue reading

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No room for bigotry at GCU says UCU

Following the news today that the GCU Catholic chaplain held a mass ‘for the gross offence to God which is Pride Glasgow’ (link to evening times article: )  the GCU branch of UCU calls for clear and decisive action from the University. … Continue reading

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Celebrating International Women’s Day @ GCU

A message from UCU@GCU President Catriona Mowat: Catriona is Disability Manager at GCU. To celebrate International Women’s Day this Thursday 8th March, we asked women members of the UCU @ GCU to tell us what being a trade union member … Continue reading

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History must never repeat itself – film and talk

Holocaust Memorial day 2018 will see a film and lecture sponsored by the GCU joint unions and the Students Association. This will take place on Wednesday 31st January – in M317 at 1pm Journey to Safety – memories of the … Continue reading

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Deadline approaches over GCU NY licence application

Following the hearing held on May 22nd regarding the request by GCU to obtain an academic licence for its New York hub, a set of recommendations have been issued to the New York State Higher Education committee that will meet … Continue reading

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Lack of clarity over GCU New York hearing

Several reports in the Times newspaper today and yesterday, have suggested a higher level of opposition from New York Higher Educational establishments than had been understood to be the case, over GCU’s aim of establishing a New York hub, . Although … Continue reading

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