By Travis helped keep wet spirits up as the new Gazebo (see caledonianunion passim) was set up and ready for a wet day of picketing. As always, students were out to help, and Louisa Richardson, the Students union women’s officer … Continue reading →
We were joined in force by the Young Team today, including Piper and Asher, who made sure everyone knew that this strike was a family affair. Despite a tremendous Valentines Spotify Playlist by UCU President Catriona Mowat there was no … Continue reading →
Given that the Unison cleaning staff had been on the picket line since 6.30 this morning (and similarly the two days before), it wasn’t surprising that UCU members arriving only at 8 am were greeted with friendly statements of the … Continue reading →
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 →
GCU staff and students brought their campaign for an independent investigation of the events surrounding the university’s New York hub, to Holyrood MSPs today. Concerned MSPs, including the presiding officer had already been in touch with members of GCU staff … Continue reading →
Campus Unions reacted positively to the news today that an apparently positive ending had been reached to the catering fiasco which had been threatening Cordia workers jobs. According to a statement from the university, reported in the Evening Times here, … Continue reading →
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 →
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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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 →
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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