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UCU regrets management increasing disruption to students

The UCU at Glasgow Caledonian today announced their regret at the GCU management’s decision regarding forthcoming industrial action, which threatens to  massively increase the disruption faced by students at GCU. The union had informed management that there will be a … Continue reading

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GCU unions out in force on strike day December 3rd

Representatives of Glasgow Caledonian trade unions UCU, Unison, EIS and Unite expressed themselves as extremely heartened by the support they received from staff   on 3rd December following the failure of the UK university managements to seriously negotiate a realistic wages offer … Continue reading

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Union backed candidates successful in Court election

The success of Douglas Chalmers in a contested election, and Davena Rankin elected unopposed in the recent ballots for staff governors to the GCU court, is a sign that staff are backing the reforms in university Governance promoted by both … 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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The Higher Education sector is no place for profit seekers says UCU

UCU today cautiously welcomed news in the budget that the government has decided against allowing for-profit providers of higher education VAT exemption. UCU led the campaign against the move and wrote to the minister for universities and science, David Willetts, … 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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GCU Unions convey best wishes to new Chancellor Yunus

Members of all university unions were present at the inaugural ceremony installing Professor Muhammad Yunus as new Chancellor of the University on Friday 26th October. During his installation, Professor Yunus spoke of the need for universities to solve global problems, … 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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Glasgow Caledonian Unions welcome management change of heart over student resit ‘fines’

The announcement today that GCU management have withdrawn plans to ‘fine’ students for resits and retaking modules was today welcomed by GCU unions. Speaking on behalf of the University and College Union, branch president Douglas Chalmers said: “We welcome this … Continue reading

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