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Update on UCU strike action

A message to UCU members from Douglas Chalmers, President UCU@GCU: You will have seen the message from Sally Hunt with the HE ballot result and the confirmed dates for strike action 25th and 26th May. This will be followed by members working … 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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UCU Scotland Presidential candidate outlines his views

A continued campaign of innovative activity on a whole range of issues affecting academic and academic related staff in Scotland’s universities is the way forward for the University and College Union,  according to presidential hopeful Douglas Chalmers.  Having served as Scottish … Continue reading

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UCU supports more academic freedom in universities

“Expanding academic freedom in universities is is something that everyone connected to education in Scotland should be in support of” said Douglas Chalmers, local president of UCU at Glasgow Caledonian, following the branch’s submission to the current government consultation on … Continue reading

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GCU Staff commemorate Holocaust memorial day 2015

Under the slogan ‘Keep the Memory Alive’ Glasgow Caledonian University’s branch of the UCU distributed materials on the Holocaust on 27th January – the day that marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops. Working with members … Continue reading

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Glasgow Caledonian Staff and students show support for democratic change

Postcards supporting democratic change were being signed at the rate of more than one a minute, during a brief lunchtime pop up stall run by the UCU at Glasgow Caledonian University. Almost 70 pledges of support for change – and in … Continue reading

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Education Minister wants our views on running GCU

Angela Constance, the Cabinet Secretary for Education in the Scottish Government is interested in your views on how GCU, and other universities are governed. All university campus unions are in favour of democratising higher education governance and will be making … Continue reading

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The scandal of unpaid overtime at GCU and elsewhere

Teaching and educational professionals are the group of workers most likely to be putting in unpaid overtime and clocking up the most free hours a week, according to figures released by the TUC – and there is no reason to believe … Continue reading

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