Tag Archives: EIS

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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Holyrood Education Committee Must Oppose Pensions Increase say EIS

The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) – the country’s largest teaching union which represents 80% of teachers and lecturers – has today urged the Members of the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee to oppose the Scottish Government’s desire to … Continue reading

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EIS take action over pay while Universities stockpile reserves

University unions are angry about the living standards of their members going down – today EIS are taking industrial action and striking over this. All other unions have shown their anger at the living standards of their members going down, … 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 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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A message of support to EIS at GCU from the Student President

Hello all, Hope you are well, As you may know the students association held a referendum on whether our members support the strike or not. Our referendum has closed and our members have voted in favour. http://caledonianstudent.com/representation/news/index.php?page=article&news_id=346153 I have attached … Continue reading

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GCU Unions say “The Universities can afford to increase pay”

According to latest figures  Scotland’s Higher Education Institutions held cash reserves of around £2.6Billion at the end of the 2010-2011 financial year, while the pay levels of staff continue to decline.  University reserves and endowments showed an increase of around … Continue reading

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UCU Updates

UCU Pay Update – Industrial Action Ballot Following the consultative on-line survey of members, and with the employers unwilling to negotiate on a joint union pay claim it has been decided that UCU will ballot members nationally on possible industrial action … 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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Academic Unions at GCU call for a re-think on re-sit ‘fines’

The GCU branches of the University and College Union (UCU) and the Educational Institute for Scotland (EIS) both called today for the senior management at Glasgow Caledonian University to reconsider their decision to fine students, who need to undertake re-sits … Continue reading

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