Category Archives: UCU

We are the University for the Common Good. Management needs to reconsider its position on pay deductions

It’s the role of the Trade Unions to speak for, defend, and act for staff at GCU. Management manage the operation of the university, under the strategic eye of the University Court. Peoples Services (HR) are expected to help smooth … Continue reading

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Come on GCU management – put your head above the parapet – tell UCEA to give your staff fair pay

In the best picket turnout for at least 10 years, UCU and EIS members protested for fair pay at GCU, asking that our management put their head above the parapet and voice staff concerns to UCEA, demanding that staff are … 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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We’ve been underpaying our staff admits GCU Principal

In our campus trade unions’ appeal to students in the week beginning 14th November, we explained our case for better pay and conditions, and called on students to contact Pamela Gillies, Principal of GCU, and ask her to pressurise the … 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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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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UCU@GCU to be reballoted about possible strike action and ASOS in favour of better wages and conditions

A meeting of the UCU Higher Education Committee has decided that all branches of UCU are to be reballoted for future possible industrial action around their wages and conditions campaign. This would allow the renewal of a mandate for strike … Continue reading

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Re-imagining a university….

Imagine…… a real University for the Common Good Have you ever imagined……. what would happen if GCU could be re-made, and re-imagined, run and resourced in a manner that was based on the vision, outlook and understanding of its staff … Continue reading

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Workload a key issue at GCU says UCU

The recent AGM of the UCU discussed its work in the coming year, as the university moves to more on-campus delivery. Towering above the other issues was the need for university action on workload. Despite amazing efforts by all staff throughout … 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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