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Stand Up (comedy)…for your rights… at GCU

Tuesday 28th January  saw Unison member Eddie McKean donating part of his lunch time to give striking UCU members and their supporters at GCU the opportunity to be the audience for some of his latest stand up routines – normally … Continue reading

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GCU Students continue to support Lecturers’ Action

The Executive Committee of the GCU Students association today issued a statement in support of the continuing action by lecturers for Fair Pay. In a statement on their blog they said: “The Students’ Association Executive Committee (Full time officers) believe … Continue reading

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GCU Staff ‘bistro break’ for fair pay goes well

Striking Glasgow Caledonian staff enjoyed a warm welcome from officers of the GCU Students association, and from the students present during their two hours extended ‘Bistro break’ in the students association building. Staff from all three Schools, central services and … Continue reading

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More Tea with your strike? UCU @ GCU calls 2 hour break on Thursday and Tuesday

Following the failure of the university employers association to offer a decent pay increase, the UCU throughout the UK will be holding a series of 2-hour long strikes – in the shape of an extended coffee/tea break – in the … Continue reading

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GCU Unions clarify management’s misunderstandings

Following the misleading announcement by HR that current pay negotiations are ‘concluded’ the Combined Unions at Glasgow Caledonian issued the following statement to members today: Hi all You will have seen the email from the head of HR regarding the … Continue reading

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GCU Unions reject suggestion pay round is ‘concluded’

In an extremely surprising e-mail today university management at Glasgow Caledonian seem to have accepted the suggestion of the university employers representatives UCEA that the pay round has been ‘concluded’ and following this have decided to impose the sub inflation … Continue reading

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GCU Students say no to sexual exploitation

On International Women’s Day 2013 the GCU Students Union Debating Society held a debate about ending exploitation of women, which the local UCU was pleased to sponsor – here’s a taste of the debate. Thanks to Lesley Roy and Calum … Continue reading

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Glasgow Caledonian Unions welcome management change of heart over student resit ‘fines’

The announcement today that GCU management have withdrawn plans to ‘fine’ students for resits and retaking modules was today welcomed by GCU unions. Speaking on behalf of the University and College Union, branch president Douglas Chalmers said: “We welcome this … Continue reading

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Academic Unions at GCU call for a re-think on re-sit ‘fines’

The GCU branches of the University and College Union (UCU) and the Educational Institute for Scotland (EIS) both called today for the senior management at Glasgow Caledonian University to reconsider their decision to fine students, who need to undertake re-sits … Continue reading

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Why we support the students

A joint statement from UCU and NUS Scotland calls for support from academics for the NUS campaign to reclaim their voice. It says: “Students have been proud to be at the forefront of challenging the Coalition Government’s austerity measures. The … Continue reading

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