Tag Archives: Cuts

Silent Protest asks Management to listen to reason at Glasgow Caledonian University

Despite union posters asking if the Principal was actually listening being removed from noticeboards throughout the university, apparently on the orders of senior management,  a dignified, silent demonstration of staff concerned about cuts went on to be held outside the … Continue reading

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Is the Principal listening at Glasgow Caledonian? Invite to Silent Protest@Listening Event

Week 5 of our campaign against the 95 redundancies has begun. Last week saw the plans for the cuts to Central Service Clusters and a series of all staff meetings convened by management.  The initial union response was circulated last … Continue reading

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This is not sustainable thinking at GCU. We call on the management to reconsider.

The irony may be lost on some but in a month when specialist researchers in the Caledonian Environment Centre are facing the prospect of job cuts, the University prints a dedicated sustainability issue of the University’s public facing magazine, highlighting … Continue reading

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Scottish media increasingly unhappy with what’s happening at GCU

Media coverage over the weekend indicates a growing disquiet in Scotland’s media over the proposed cuts to our University being pushed through by senior management. The BBC website headlined on the 1st April with “Glasgow Caledonian University sets out 95 … Continue reading

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UNISON warns of ‘dark future’ for students if university cuts go ahead at Glagow Caledonian University

UNISON Scotland has condemned planned cuts by Glasgow Caledonian University, claiming students will face a dark future if cuts go ahead. Earlier this month, management announced plans to cut 95 jobs at the university – a move which staff say … Continue reading

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Strike action not ruled out as jobs row intensifies at Glasgow Caledonian University

The University and College Union (UCU) today warned that strike action could not be ruled out at Glasgow Caledonian University after the institution confirmed plans for 95 job losses. The union said plans to increase the number of management posts … Continue reading

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Unions at Glasgow Caledonian University condemn GCU cuts

Unions at Glasgow Caledonian University condemn the announcement today (Thursday) of staff cuts and the lack of meaningful consultation. Management at Glasgow Caledonian University have announced their plans for cuts that do not consider any options other than redundancies for … Continue reading

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“Every page of the document shows that this exercise is clearly cost driven”…… Unions first response to GCU management’s ‘restructuring’ proposals

Firstly the Trade Union acknowledges we were given sight of this document (Cluster Proposals ) 48 hours before it was issued to all staff. However it is very difficult to understand the proposed changes without seeing the current structures, and … Continue reading

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Executive given new iPad2s, plus pay rise at GCU, while staff face compulsory redundancy threat…. oh and four students from GCU London flown up by EasyJet for classes here (allegedly)

iPads for them? And P45s for us? We’re sorry but that’s just not acceptable in a well managed university. There was incredulity expressed at a packed meeting of GCU staff in Glasgow Caledonian on Monday 28th March, when visiting MSP … Continue reading

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Live blogging from UCU picket line at GCU

7.26 am Watch this space…. 7.30 Taxi driver James wishes us all the best “it’s really about time somebody talked sense … my daughter’s studying mid-wifery at the Cally and you’ll get her support.” Thanks James. 7.45 “No problem’s insoluble … Continue reading

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