Category Archives: Support

Why have been forced to go on strike again

Both the UCU and EIS will be out on strike on Wednesday 1st February Both our unions felt there was no option but to go on strike in November, to show the UK management of UK universities wages and conditions … Continue reading

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Fierce, Fabulous and Feminist – fighting for our futures

The sun shone for the GCU pickets (and why shouldn’t it!) on the third day of the UCU’s action at Glasgow Caledonian when well over 30 pickets joined the several hundred members who were striking for better pay and conditions. … Continue reading

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Time to take our catering back, and reward our catering staff properly

Some years ago, a campaign by the Combined Union Committee saved the jobs of the majority of GCU catering staff – due to be paid off by Glasgow Caledonian University just before Christmas 2016. This involved a threatened boycott by … 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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Tremendous two days of action by Unison staff at GCU

Some of the photos from the fantastic two days of picketing carried out by Unison members of staff at GCU which was warmly supported by students – some of whom had even turned out for the launch of action at … Continue reading

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GCU Students support staff strikes

In a very helpful statement to staff forced to go on strike this week for decent pay, the full time officers of the GCU students association last week issued the statement we reprint below with thanks Staff who are members … Continue reading

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UCU asks all staff to contact MSPs about casualisation in post -16 education sector – please help

Ask your MSP to sign Katy Clark MSP has submitted a motion on casualisation in higher education and FE in the Scottish Parliament.  The motion, which references the current UCU disputes and strike action, has been signed by Labour, SNP and Green … Continue reading

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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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