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UCU asks all staff to contact MSPs about casualisation in post -16 education sector – please help

Ask your MSP to sign Katy Clark MSP has submitted a motion on casualisation in higher education and FE in the Scottish Parliament.  The motion, which references the current UCU disputes and strike action, has been signed by Labour, SNP and Green … Continue reading

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Re-imagining a university….

Imagine…… a real University for the Common Good Have you ever imagined……. what would happen if GCU could be re-made, and re-imagined, run and resourced in a manner that was based on the vision, outlook and understanding of its staff … Continue reading

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Workload a key issue at GCU says UCU

The recent AGM of the UCU discussed its work in the coming year, as the university moves to more on-campus delivery. Towering above the other issues was the need for university action on workload. Despite amazing efforts by all staff throughout … Continue reading

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Spirits high on day three of our Industrial Action

The local Public Service Union PCS were a welcome addition to today’s picket line with Lindsay Morgan and Magnus Hughson bringing along their local banner. And from early on we also had the welcome support from the newly formed Student … Continue reading

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No room for bigotry at GCU says UCU

Following the news today that the GCU Catholic chaplain held a mass ‘for the gross offence to God which is Pride Glasgow’ (link to evening times article: http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/16359297.glasgow-caledonian-university-chaplain-holds-mass-for-gross-offence-of-pride/ )  the GCU branch of UCU calls for clear and decisive action from the University. … Continue reading

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Celebrating International Women’s Day @ GCU

A message from UCU@GCU President Catriona Mowat: Catriona is Disability Manager at GCU. To celebrate International Women’s Day this Thursday 8th March, we asked women members of the UCU @ GCU to tell us what being a trade union member … Continue reading

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UCU members now working to contract throughout UK

Following up from our last two blog posts reporting on local action including the excellent Glasgow media coverage, the UCU has a page reporting all the activity https://www.ucu.org.uk/UCU-HE-strike-live And now we move to action short of a strike by working to contract. https://www.ucu.org.uk/heactionfaqs sets … 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 turns out in style for industrial action against Gender Pay Gap and more

Local UCU president Douglas Chalmers writes: Although there was no doubt about the serious issues at stake, there was a carnival atmosphere on the picket line at GCU today, with inflatable balloons representing the gender pay gap, cupcakes, music, plus … Continue reading

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UCU Industrial action Wednesday and Thursday 25th and 26th May

UCU@GCU will be picketing across campus on both strike days 25th and 26th May – if you want to take part in the picket, please come to the main gate  from 7.00am. There will be a rally in Adelaides, Bath … Continue reading

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