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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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GCU combined unions call all staff meeting Monday 21st November

The Combined Unions at GCU have called an all staff meeting next Monday, 21st November The University is facing a £3 million deficit.  GCU management plans for a  “New York Campus” are 3 years behind schedule and are costing millions … Continue reading

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Scottish Parliament support reprieve for GCU catering workers jobs

“Parliament welcomes the change of heart by the management of Glasgow Caledonian University, where catering staff had previously been told that their jobs would disappear by 16 December 2016” Campus unions and catering staff at GCU are heartened by parliamentary support … Continue reading

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Reprieve for threatened workers as catering common sense is applied at GCU

It’s official – Xmas is not cancelled – catering contract change postponed till April 2017 Although it’s not the end of the story,  69 families will now be facing Christmas with a much happier outlook following the welcome announcement that … Continue reading

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GCU Petition signed by 1000+ within 24 hours

Within 24 hours of its launch, over 1000 people had signed the petition in favour of talks to ensure no jobs are lost from catering staff at GCU following the university’s early termination of their Cordia contract, and Cordia’s apparent … Continue reading

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Sign the petition to help save GCU Catering Staff jobs

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A petition has been created on line which we are urging all concerned to sign. Hundreds of staff and students have already signed the paper petition that till today has been available at the tills in the refectory and other … Continue reading

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A dark day for the University for the Common Good

Catering workers in tears as 69 told they will be on the dole two weeks before Christmas. It’s not often that work as a trade union representative brings me to the edge of tears, but as I watched four of … Continue reading

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