Category Archives: EIS

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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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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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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