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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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Reprieve for threatened workers as catering common sense is applied at GCU

It’s official – Xmas is not cancelled – catering contract change postponed till April 2017 Although it’s not the end of the story,  69 families will now be facing Christmas with a much happier outlook following the welcome announcement that … Continue reading

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Campus Unions and Student Association pledge continued close working

Campus trade unions and reps of the GCU Students’ Association met on Monday 31st October as part of their regular update on issues of common concern. Issues discussed included the implications of the current Portfolio Review for jobs and the … Continue reading

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Second successful day of industrial action at GCU

Starting with Dolly Parton’s ‘Nine to Five’ – surely a workload issue – and finishing rather ironically with Sinatra’s ‘New York, New York,’ our spotify playlist (entitled IndustrialAction2016) provided a very suitable backdrop to the varied discussions we held on the picket … Continue reading

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UCU continue to campaign against harmful ‘Prevent’ measures

Campus union UCU have continued to campaign against the UK government’s ill thought out and divisive ‘Prevent’ strategy which seeks to turn academic and support staff into snoopers who monitor students for signs of ‘extremism.’ Having been a part of the … Continue reading

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The only honest bank is a food bank….. says the UCU@GCU

Supporting the GCU students association initiative of setting up a food bank collection, UCU@GCU has donated 50 bags of groceries – over 300 items, to represent 1 item per member at the university. They are also appealing to their members … Continue reading

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UCU@GCU help students to ‘bite the ballot’

National Voter Registration Day, 5th of February saw posters  put up in 100 classrooms and lecture halls at GCU giving advice to students on how to safeguard their right to vote. In a joint campaign run between UCU and the National … Continue reading

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