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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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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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