Category Archives: Support

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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Unite union calls for positive vote for strike action on the 30th November.

According to Unite: “The government is bringing forward a series of proposals which threaten to greatly reduce the pension benefits and increase their cost to members working in the public services. Unite has tried to negotiate a fair settlement with … Continue reading

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“We are urging UCU members to back strike action to defend pensions” – Gordon Watson, UCU President

UCU Strike ballot opens in pensions row UCU members in Scotland are being balloted for strike action in the row over changes to public sector pensions. Members in the Scottish Teachers’ Superannuation Scheme (STSS) are being asked if they are … Continue reading

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UNISON members vote Yes to action on November 30th

(03/11/11) UNISON members have voted Yes to industrial action to defend pensions in the biggest trade union ballot ever held, by 245,358 votes to 70,253. Commenting on the result, general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The decisive Yes vote in the … Continue reading

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EIS Votes for Industrial Action on 30th November – 82%

EIS members Back Industrial Action – Strike day set for 30 November Teacher and lecturer members of Scotland’s largest teaching union, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in protest at plans to impose damaging changes to public sector … Continue reading

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Celebrate saving our jobs – see you at Dows on 10th June!

It’s been a tough year to work at Caledonian – this trimester in particular – so GCU’s combined unions are organising a social event in Dows on Dundas Street on Friday 10th June. Lets make it a night to remember Contact … Continue reading

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