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UCU helps launch food bank collections at GCU

Local UCU branch president Douglas Chalmers, brought the greetings of the union to the local launch of the GCU students association food bank on 2nd March. Earlier the event had heard a moving speech from Denis Curran one of the … Continue reading

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Strike time ‘teach-out’ for students (and staff) at GCU during industrial action

Monday 10th February’s 2 hour strike will be used imaginatively by UCU members to host a debate on the issues raised by the forthcoming referendum.  Although the UCU’s position is neutral on the outcome of the referendum, save for values … Continue reading

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GCU Students continue to support Lecturers’ Action

The Executive Committee of the GCU Students association today issued a statement in support of the continuing action by lecturers for Fair Pay. In a statement on their blog they said: “The Students’ Association Executive Committee (Full time officers) believe … Continue reading

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GCU Unions clarify management’s misunderstandings

Following the misleading announcement by HR that current pay negotiations are ‘concluded’ the Combined Unions at Glasgow Caledonian issued the following statement to members today: Hi all You will have seen the email from the head of HR regarding the … Continue reading

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GCU Unions reject suggestion pay round is ‘concluded’

In an extremely surprising e-mail today university management at Glasgow Caledonian seem to have accepted the suggestion of the university employers representatives UCEA that the pay round has been ‘concluded’ and following this have decided to impose the sub inflation … Continue reading

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Robert Gordon University recognises contribution of its staff.

Following the lead of UWS, Robert Gordon University, has also decided to embrace the spirit of Christmas and pay its staff a bonus   “to recognise the contribution of staff to another very successful period covering the financial year 2012-13” The e-mail … Continue reading

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Glasgow Caledonian University will NOT join UWS in awarding staff Xmas bonus

GCU management confirmed to unions yesterday that they had no plans to follow the example of the University of the West of Scotland, which had issued a Christmas payment of £250 pro rata to all core staff, in recognition of  … Continue reading

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UWS – an example other universities should follow

Not all universities are adopting the same scrooge like approach to staff remuneration this Christmas. The principal of UWS recently adopted a different approach as seen in their ‘all staff’ e-mail below.  It would be a nice token for other … Continue reading

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All of Glasgow supports the strike

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The University of West of Scotland was shut – and elsewhere pickets were out getting the message across at all the Glasgow Universities from early morning

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UCU Unison Unite pre-strike rally Wednesday M201

UCU Unison Unite Supported by GCU Combined Union Committee. United for Education – Fair Pay Now Pre-Strike Rally Wednesday October 30th 12 noon M201 (Old Library) Speakers tbc The pay claim is affordable The money is there – universities have more than £1 BILLION … Continue reading

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