Category Archives: Executive Board

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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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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Co-hosting a divisive speech by the Prime Minister – a misreading of our role in society say GCU Unions

Campus trade unions expressed their extreme concern today at the University’s decision to co-host an event  in the London Velodrome together with the British government, where David Cameron used his office as Prime minister to set out his case against … Continue reading

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Glasgow Caledonian Unions welcome management change of heart over student resit ‘fines’

The announcement today that GCU management have withdrawn plans to ‘fine’ students for resits and retaking modules was today welcomed by GCU unions. Speaking on behalf of the University and College Union, branch president Douglas Chalmers said: “We welcome this … Continue reading

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Independent review calls for shake up of university governance

An independent review of Higher Education Governance in Scotland today called for fundamental change in the way universities are governed. Amongst its recommendations: Governing bodies need to better show that they observe principles of good governance, regularly reviewing their own … Continue reading

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Scottish Press reports criticism of Senior Management at GCU

A hard hitting article by the Herald’s Education reporter Andrew Denholm has brought the shocking results of the recent GCU staff survey into the public’s gaze. Stating that “A survey of staff at Glasgow Caledonian University  found just 19% said … Continue reading

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