Tag Archives: GCU Management

More than all right on the night.

Unison@GCU take the extra step for fair pay@GCU At a time when most staff were either in bed or heading there, GCU security guards joined other Unison members at the change of shift, and marched out for fair pay, making … Continue reading

Posted in Combined Union Committee, Unison | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

We are the University for the Common Good. Management needs to reconsider its position on pay deductions

It’s the role of the Trade Unions to speak for, defend, and act for staff at GCU. Management manage the operation of the university, under the strategic eye of the University Court. Peoples Services (HR) are expected to help smooth … Continue reading

Posted in Combined Union Committee, EIS, Management, UCU, Unison | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Time to take our catering back, and reward our catering staff properly

Some years ago, a campaign by the Combined Union Committee saved the jobs of the majority of GCU catering staff – due to be paid off by Glasgow Caledonian University just before Christmas 2016. This involved a threatened boycott by … Continue reading

Posted in Combined Union Committee, Court, Support | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

We’ve been underpaying our staff admits GCU Principal

In our campus trade unions’ appeal to students in the week beginning 14th November, we explained our case for better pay and conditions, and called on students to contact Pamela Gillies, Principal of GCU, and ask her to pressurise the … Continue reading

Posted in Combined Union Committee, EIS, UCU, Unison, Unite | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Re-imagining a university….

Imagine…… a real University for the Common Good Have you ever imagined……. what would happen if GCU could be re-made, and re-imagined, run and resourced in a manner that was based on the vision, outlook and understanding of its staff … Continue reading

Posted in Governance, UCU | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

GCU staff and students raise concerns about New York Hub at Scottish Parliament

GCU staff and students brought their campaign for an independent investigation of the events surrounding the university’s New York hub, to Holyrood MSPs today. Concerned MSPs, including the presiding officer had already been in touch with members of GCU staff … Continue reading

Posted in Combined Union Committee, Court, Governance, Management | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

GCU Unions Lobby of Holyrood postponed due to Westminster events

Following the dreadful events at Westminster yesterday, and the knock-on impact on today’s proceedings at Holyrood, campus unions consulted with the MSPs who had agreed to meet us to discuss shared concerns regarding the GCU campus in New York. Following … Continue reading

Posted in Combined Union Committee, Management | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

GCU combined unions call all staff meeting Monday 21st November

The Combined Unions at GCU have called an all staff meeting next Monday, 21st November The University is facing a £3 million deficit.  GCU management plans for a  “New York Campus” are 3 years behind schedule and are costing millions … Continue reading

Posted in Combined Union Committee, Cuts, Executive Board, Management | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A dark day for the University for the Common Good

Catering workers in tears as 69 told they will be on the dole two weeks before Christmas. It’s not often that work as a trade union representative brings me to the edge of tears, but as I watched four of … Continue reading

Posted in Combined Union Committee, Management | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Glasgow Caledonian Staff and students show support for democratic change

Postcards supporting democratic change were being signed at the rate of more than one a minute, during a brief lunchtime pop up stall run by the UCU at Glasgow Caledonian University. Almost 70 pledges of support for change – and in … Continue reading

Posted in Governance, UCU | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment