Category Archives: UCU

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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Spirits high on day three of our Industrial Action

The local Public Service Union PCS were a welcome addition to today’s picket line with Lindsay Morgan and Magnus Hughson bringing along their local banner. And from early on we also had the welcome support from the newly formed Student … Continue reading

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Highlights from the UCU LGBT+ Research conference

Mel McKenna,  UCU@GCU               I recently attended the 2019 LGBT+ research conference at the University of Manchester and wanted to share the highlights with GCU branch members. The conference packed a lot into a … Continue reading

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Catholic Chaplain not to return to GCU

UCU@GCU welcomes the post from university management this afternoon, that ‘following due consultation’, Father Mark Morris, erstwhile Catholic Chaplain at GCU, will not be returning to his chaplaincy role at GCU: The university statement is below: Yesterday the University expressed … Continue reading

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No room for bigotry at GCU says UCU

Following the news today that the GCU Catholic chaplain held a mass ‘for the gross offence to God which is Pride Glasgow’ (link to evening times article: http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/16359297.glasgow-caledonian-university-chaplain-holds-mass-for-gross-offence-of-pride/ )  the GCU branch of UCU calls for clear and decisive action from the University. … 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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