Category Archives: Unite

Balloons and bacon rolls keep spirits high on GCU picket line

Helium filled balloons supplied by UCU and bacon filled rolls supplied by Unison helped make the joint picket by university unions UCU, EIS, Unison and Unite on 6th February the most successful yet in the series of actions in favour … Continue reading

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GCU Unions call for show of solidarity on Strike day Thursday 6th Feb

Unions at GCU have asked staff to turn out in strength on next strike day 6th February to show our determination that we win Fair Pay for all. It will also be to show solidarity with UCU members who are … Continue reading

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University Union slams ‘Elite University Bosses’

Unite the Union, one of the unions representing staff at Glasgow Caledonian today slammed what they called ‘Elite University Bosses’ at the Russell Group of Universities – which in Scotland includes Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and St Andrews universities.  Glasgow Caledonian … Continue reading

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GCU University unions move towards strike action 3rd December

Following the failure of the University and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) to offer an increased pay offer to university staff, Glasgow Caledonian University unions will be joining their colleagues throughout Scotland and South of the border in a further day’s … Continue reading

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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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Caledonian Unions say – vote for Douglas Chalmers for GCU Court

The combined union committee comprising of UCU, EIS, Unison and Unite, have asked their members to vote for Douglas Chalmers for the vacant academic staff position on Court,  in the elections this Thursday 13th June. This follows the news that … Continue reading

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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 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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GCU unions re-grouping to consider how best to take pensions and conditions fight further

The national executives of three of the unions at GCU have decided in the last week against strike action in the immediate future but are continuing to demand that the scandalous situation regarding their members pay and pensions be resolved … Continue reading

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Why join a union at GCU? – Five months back pay – that’s one reason!

Staff who were successful in the recent promotions round were shocked to find out that guarantees given by former HR head Jim Gibson were being ignored. A letter from Jim to those applying for promotion clearly stated that the implementation … Continue reading

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