Category Archives: EIS

UCU turns out in style for industrial action against Gender Pay Gap and more

Local UCU president Douglas Chalmers writes: Although there was no doubt about the serious issues at stake, there was a carnival atmosphere on the picket line at GCU today, with inflatable balloons representing the gender pay gap, cupcakes, music, plus … Continue reading

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Countdown to marking boycott on April 28th

UCU General Secretary Sally Hunt has written to members to confirm that a date has been set for members to begin an assessment boycott in the current pay dispute. She wrote: ‘The Higher Education Committee met to review the current … 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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GCU University unions move towards strike action 3rd December

Following the failure of the University and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) to offer an increased pay offer to university staff, Glasgow Caledonian University unions will be joining their colleagues throughout Scotland and South of the border in a further day’s … Continue reading

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Caledonian Unions say – vote for Douglas Chalmers for GCU Court

The combined union committee comprising of UCU, EIS, Unison and Unite, have asked their members to vote for Douglas Chalmers for the vacant academic staff position on Court,  in the elections this Thursday 13th June. This follows the news that … Continue reading

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Holyrood Education Committee Must Oppose Pensions Increase say EIS

The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) – the country’s largest teaching union which represents 80% of teachers and lecturers – has today urged the Members of the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee to oppose the Scottish Government’s desire to … Continue reading

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Withholding pay – GCU Management steps back from the brink – but needs to go further

Unions at GCU welcomed the ‘clarification’ statement released by HR following our protestation at the proposal to withhold wages from staff involved in action short of a strike. Following our protests and communication with HR, all staff have now had … Continue reading

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Unions condemn return to heavy handed tactics by management at Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University unions today condemned the re-appearance of heavy handed tactics by management which threaten to return labour relations to rock bottom once more at the university. Following the one day strike by EIS members on 23rd October, staff … Continue reading

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EIS take action over pay while Universities stockpile reserves

University unions are angry about the living standards of their members going down – today EIS are taking industrial action and striking over this. All other unions have shown their anger at the living standards of their members going down, … Continue reading

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