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Unison Consultative Ballot – 97% in favour of being balloted on industrial action at GCU!

In a ballot of all Unison members at Glasgow Caledonian, and with a turnout of over 60 percent, an incredible 97% have voted in favour of being balloted on industrial action. In response to GCU Management plans for devastating cuts … Continue reading

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Unions at GCU call for emergency meeting of Court, and immediate independent inquiry into Senior Management

Following David Beeby’s announcement at 7.30pm yesterday evening the GCU Combined Union Committee have issued the following statement “The trade unions at Glasgow Caledonian note with astonishment the statement from senior management that the UK Borders Agency has suspended our … Continue reading

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GCU suspends “processing immigration paperwork”. What does this mean?

Breaking news: This is covered in the Herald:University Visas Suspended and in the Telegraph: University has Foreign Student Licence Suspended Earlier today (Wednesday 19th) , David Beeby,Vice-Principal Internationalisation, and Head of Finance at GCU, informed all staff that: “You may … Continue reading

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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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Glasgow Caledonian needs a professional and mature approach to HR. It’s not what we’re getting

Whatever the consequences of the proposed re-structuring for staff including the hard pressed staff in HR, one person will not have to deal with the fallout. It seems clear from the cluster meetings held last Week that Keith Ross, the … 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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