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GCU Students say no to sexual exploitation

On International Women’s Day 2013 the GCU Students Union Debating Society held a debate about ending exploitation of women, which the local UCU was pleased to sponsor – here’s a taste of the debate. Thanks to Lesley Roy and Calum … Continue reading

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Local UCU officer elected as UCU Scotland Vice President

Douglas Chalmers, local President of the UCU@GCU announced he felt honoured to be elected as Scottish vice president of the UCU in their current elections. Receiving almost twice as many votes as his opponent in the election, Douglas said “The … Continue reading

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UCU Vice Presidential Candidate outlines why UCU at Glasgow Caledonian is growing

Innovative activity on issues such as International Women’s Day, Equality and Diversity, Student Support, Health and Wellbeing, as well as successful action against threatenened redundancies, on pensions and against cuts in real wages have helped make UCU at GCU the … 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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UCU welcomes funding commitment for universities

The University and College Union (UCU) Scotland has welcomed the recent funding increases for higher education. In the budget statement on Wednesday 14th September John Swinney announced a cash increase of £76m for universities in 2012/13, which reverses last year’s … Continue reading

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GCU Unions – Management do not have a monopoly on wisdom

The trade unions at GCU note that Court endorsed the Executive proposals on restructuring at their meeting yesterday. Whilst happy with the removal of the threat of 95 compulsory redundancies, which was made by the Executive on 18th May, the … Continue reading

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What is going on behind the ‘smoke and mirrors’ from management at GCU? Unions discuss it on-line

Despite a serious offer to GCU management from the Combined Unions at Glasgow Caledonian which would have allowed the creation of a united front campaigning to win additional funding from the incoming Scottish administration, senior management have chosen to reject … Continue reading

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Unions offer Olive Branch to Management over the way forward at GCU: This is a serious offer.

This morning, Management were given the opportunity to step back from the brink and work with the Unions at GCU to fight for more funding for Higher Education The trade union representatives at GCU met with management this morning as … Continue reading

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First Minister re-iterates ‘Public Sector must avoid compulsory redundancies’. We say GCU management need to listen to this

Less than a fortnight ago, Angela Constance MSP, Minister for Skills and Lifelong learning re-iterated First Minister Alex Salmond’s view that whatever the pressures facing management in the University and College Sector, the Public Sector must avoid Compulsory Redundancies.

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Union message about strike action at GCU on Thursday 24th March

A message from the Convenor of the Combined Unions at GCU As you will be aware our colleagues in the UCU are on strike on Thursday at GCU. This action is in support of the ongoing national dispute on pay … Continue reading

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