Tag Archives: Scotland’s Future

Caledonian unions celebrate impact of migration

Staff and students came out for a quick pic on the nationally organised ‘One Day Without Us’ day of action on February 20th. Speaking after the photoshoot UCU local president Douglas Chalmers said “there’s hardly a family in the West … Continue reading

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Co-hosting a divisive speech by the Prime Minister – a misreading of our role in society say GCU Unions

Campus trade unions expressed their extreme concern today at the University’s decision to co-host an event  in the London Velodrome together with the British government, where David Cameron used his office as Prime minister to set out his case against … Continue reading

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Student ‘Teach-Out’ on independence a success at GCU

Part of the UCU’s latest 2 hour strike on February 10th saw a ‘teach-out’ hosted in the students association building of GCU where the staff and students present listened to opposing cases for a ‘Yes’ vote and a ‘No’ vote … Continue reading

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Strike time ‘teach-out’ for students (and staff) at GCU during industrial action

Monday 10th February’s 2 hour strike will be used imaginatively by UCU members to host a debate on the issues raised by the forthcoming referendum.  Although the UCU’s position is neutral on the outcome of the referendum, save for values … Continue reading

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Universities can afford to pay up say GCU unions

On 28 October, the Scottish Government announced that it was allocating £1.061 billion to Scottish Universities, a rise of £19 million from the planned budget for 2013/14.2 The latest available analysis by EIS showed that by 2011-12, Scottish universities had … Continue reading

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GCU University unions move towards strike action 3rd December

Following the failure of the University and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) to offer an increased pay offer to university staff, Glasgow Caledonian University unions will be joining their colleagues throughout Scotland and South of the border in a further day’s … Continue reading

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The Higher Education sector is no place for profit seekers says UCU

UCU today cautiously welcomed news in the budget that the government has decided against allowing for-profit providers of higher education VAT exemption. UCU led the campaign against the move and wrote to the minister for universities and science, David Willetts, … Continue reading

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UCU Updates

UCU Pay Update – Industrial Action Ballot Following the consultative on-line survey of members, and with the employers unwilling to negotiate on a joint union pay claim it has been decided that UCU will ballot members nationally on possible industrial action … Continue reading

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Education Minister pledges to work in partnership with UCU

The UCU Scottish Congress took place in Edinburgh on March 23rd with full involvement of representatives from GCU and with a keynote address given by Education Minister Mike Russell. In contrast to last year’s Congress when GCU members spoke, but … Continue reading

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