Tag Archives: Nick McKerrell

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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“Every page of the document shows that this exercise is clearly cost driven”…… Unions first response to GCU management’s ‘restructuring’ proposals

Firstly the Trade Union acknowledges we were given sight of this document (Cluster Proposals ) 48 hours before it was issued to all staff. However it is very difficult to understand the proposed changes without seeing the current structures, and … Continue reading

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Executive given new iPad2s, plus pay rise at GCU, while staff face compulsory redundancy threat…. oh and four students from GCU London flown up by EasyJet for classes here (allegedly)

iPads for them? And P45s for us? We’re sorry but that’s just not acceptable in a well managed university. There was incredulity expressed at a packed meeting of GCU staff in Glasgow Caledonian on Monday 28th March, when visiting MSP … Continue reading

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Live blogging from UCU picket line at GCU

7.26 am Watch this space…. 7.30 Taxi driver James wishes us all the best “it’s really about time somebody talked sense … my daughter’s studying mid-wifery at the Cally and you’ll get her support.” Thanks James. 7.45 “No problem’s insoluble … Continue reading

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Lunchtime Rally at GCU – Thursday 17th March 12 noon – Say no to 95 job losses!

Following our meeting with management last week GCU Trade Unions and their officials have been called to another meeting this Wednesday. To give a full report back and to keep the campaign against the 95 jobs going we have called … Continue reading

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Report of Meeting with GCU Management Thursday 10th March

The trade union representatives had a meeting with Senior Management this morning from 10 – 12 to discuss the compulsory redundancies announced by management last Thursday evening and the imposition of a number of policies on staff by HR and … Continue reading

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Why Management Strategy at GCU is wrong

At 8am on 4th March, Principal Pamela Gillies announced in an e-mail to all staff that as a result of proposals presented to University Court by the Executive Board “a reduction of 95 support and administrative posts across the University … Continue reading

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