Category Archives: NUS

The only honest bank is a food bank….. says the UCU@GCU

Supporting the GCU students association initiative of setting up a food bank collection, UCU@GCU has donated 50 bags of groceries – over 300 items, to represent 1 item per member at the university. They are also appealing to their members … Continue reading

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GCU Trade Unions send congratulations to students for active elections

Trade Unions at GCU today sent greetings to the GCU students who are nearing the end of their elections for their local student association officers, and pledged to continue to work with the new officers in the interests of the … 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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More Tea with your strike? UCU @ GCU calls 2 hour break on Thursday and Tuesday

Following the failure of the university employers association to offer a decent pay increase, the UCU throughout the UK will be holding a series of 2-hour long strikes – in the shape of an extended coffee/tea break – in the … Continue reading

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Academic Unions at GCU call for a re-think on re-sit ‘fines’

The GCU branches of the University and College Union (UCU) and the Educational Institute for Scotland (EIS) both called today for the senior management at Glasgow Caledonian University to reconsider their decision to fine students, who need to undertake re-sits … Continue reading

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Scottish Parliament hears the case for reform of University Governance

A packed Committee Room 1 of the Scottish Parliament heard calls for bringing democracy to the present system of University Governance – widely seen as ‘not fit for purpose’, in the view of university staff from the majority of Scotland’s … Continue reading

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“Every page of the document shows that this exercise is clearly cost driven”…… Unions first response to GCU management’s ‘restructuring’ proposals

Firstly the Trade Union acknowledges we were given sight of this document (Cluster Proposals ) 48 hours before it was issued to all staff. However it is very difficult to understand the proposed changes without seeing the current structures, and … Continue reading

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