Tag Archives: Pamela Gillies

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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Scottish, British (and International) Media concerned at suspension of GCU licence to recruit international students

The story that GCU has become the first UK University to lose its licence to recruit international students, has been treated as a serious matter by media outlets through the UK and wider afield, thus giving weight to the fears … 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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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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