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GCU combined unions call all staff meeting Monday 21st November

The Combined Unions at GCU have called an all staff meeting next Monday, 21st November The University is facing a £3 million deficit.  GCU management plans for a  “New York Campus” are 3 years behind schedule and are costing millions … Continue reading

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A dark day for the University for the Common Good

Catering workers in tears as 69 told they will be on the dole two weeks before Christmas. It’s not often that work as a trade union representative brings me to the edge of tears, but as I watched four of … 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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Scottish Parliament hears the case for reform of University Governance

A packed Committee Room 1 of the Scottish Parliament heard calls for bringing democracy to the present system of University Governance – widely seen as ‘not fit for purpose’, in the view of university staff from the majority of Scotland’s … Continue reading

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GCU Petition to Court launched as UCU and EIS decide for action

Following senior management rejection of the joint Trade Unions offer to work together to lobby the new government for additional funding if the threat of compulsory redundancies was lifted, an all staff petition has been launched to pressurise the University … Continue reading

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Adding insult to injury: GCU management organise line manager workshops for ‘when you have to give bad news’ at GCU

In an incredibly insensitive e-mail to GCU all staff  the GCU OD department are now publicly advertising workships for line-managers on ‘handling difficult conversations’. Described as ‘a range of resources available to staff to support during the restructuring process’ the … Continue reading

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Management at GCU spurn trade union olive branch and continue with threat of redundancies

To begin with a quote from the message management formally gave the Unions at the consultation meeting yesterday “We are not at this moment in a position to guarantee no compulsory redundancies, but have stated that we will remove the … Continue reading

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