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A small step for court perhaps ….. but GCU needs a giant leap

It’s far too early to tell, but the recent executive briefing by chair of court Tony Brian (see posting below) may be a helpful acknowledgment that things need improved in the governance of the university.   However, it was really too … Continue reading

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GCU Court talks to (some) GCU staff – a welcome, but very small step

Some faltering steps which might lead to a more meaningful dialogue between GCU Court and university staff were taken when recently elected Court chair Tony Brian led an ‘Executive Briefing’ on ‘Governance and the role of Court at GCU’. The … Continue reading

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Independent review calls for shake up of university governance

An independent review of Higher Education Governance in Scotland today called for fundamental change in the way universities are governed. Amongst its recommendations: Governing bodies need to better show that they observe principles of good governance, regularly reviewing their own … Continue reading

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Scottish Press reports criticism of Senior Management at GCU

A hard hitting article by the Herald’s Education reporter Andrew Denholm has brought the shocking results of the recent GCU staff survey into the public’s gaze. Stating that “A survey of staff at Glasgow Caledonian University  found just 19% said … Continue reading

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GCU Court needs to act NOW on shocking findings of Staff Survey

Fact. The GCU Trade Unions were not consulted about the contents of the survey nor questions within it. Fact. The survey was issued after a long period of senior management  minimising real consultation with the unions at GCU. Fact. The … 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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