Category Archives: Support

Well, that’s the second week of this phase of industrial action over!

One of the strongest pickets yet saw a colourful and noisy celebration of our demands in front of the main gate today. We also got tremendous support from passing cars, lorries, Fire Engines, and even a police car, thanks to … Continue reading

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Celebrating International Women’s Day @ GCU

A message from UCU@GCU President Catriona Mowat: Catriona is Disability Manager at GCU. To celebrate International Women’s Day this Thursday 8th March, we asked women members of the UCU @ GCU to tell us what being a trade union member … Continue reading

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Caledonian unions celebrate impact of migration

Staff and students came out for a quick pic on the nationally organised ‘One Day Without Us’ day of action on February 20th. Speaking after the photoshoot UCU local president Douglas Chalmers said “there’s hardly a family in the West … Continue reading

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Scottish Parliament support reprieve for GCU catering workers jobs

“Parliament welcomes the change of heart by the management of Glasgow Caledonian University, where catering staff had previously been told that their jobs would disappear by 16 December 2016” Campus unions and catering staff at GCU are heartened by parliamentary support … Continue reading

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Reprieve for threatened workers as catering common sense is applied at GCU

It’s official – Xmas is not cancelled – catering contract change postponed till April 2017 Although it’s not the end of the story,  69 families will now be facing Christmas with a much happier outlook following the welcome announcement that … Continue reading

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GCU Petition signed by 1000+ within 24 hours

Within 24 hours of its launch, over 1000 people had signed the petition in favour of talks to ensure no jobs are lost from catering staff at GCU following the university’s early termination of their Cordia contract, and Cordia’s apparent … 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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Say ‘Pants’ to Poverty says unison

On Friday 5th February between 12 noon and 1.30 Unison@gcu are having a collection for Smalls for All (www.smallsforall.org): a charity that collects and distributes underwear to women and children in Africa who need our help. There will be a stall … Continue reading

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GCU Honourary Graduate Lily Cole refuses to cross picket line

Lily Cole, international fashion model, actress and social entrepreneur, who was recently recognised with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters by GCU for her outstanding contribution to humanitarian and environmental causes pulled out of speaking at Central St Martins … 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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