Category Archives: Support

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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Why we are striking at GCU – EIS

ON Tuesday 23rd October, Members of the EIS employed in Higher Education will be striking. At the request of the Caledonianunion blog, Dr Nick McKerrell  Convenor of the Combined Unions at Caledonian and the EIS branch sent a message to … Continue reading

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A message of support to EIS from UCU

On behalf of UCU members at Glasgow Caledonian Local UCU President Douglas Chalmers sent a message of solidarity to fellow academics in EIS who are taking action on the 23rd and confirmed he would be speaking at the Rally at … Continue reading

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A message of support to EIS at GCU from Unite

Following the decision of EIS to strike, Mike Robinson, Unite’s National Officer for education circulated Unite members with the following message: EIS strike action “EIS have decided to strike on the 23rd October and will be applying a work to … Continue reading

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A message of support to EIS at GCU from the Student President

Hello all, Hope you are well, As you may know the students association held a referendum on whether our members support the strike or not. Our referendum has closed and our members have voted in favour. http://caledonianstudent.com/representation/news/index.php?page=article&news_id=346153 I have attached … Continue reading

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UCU Updates

UCU Pay Update – Industrial Action Ballot Following the consultative on-line survey of members, and with the employers unwilling to negotiate on a joint union pay claim it has been decided that UCU will ballot members nationally on possible industrial action … Continue reading

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