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UCU Unison Unite pre-strike rally Wednesday M201

UCU Unison Unite Supported by GCU Combined Union Committee. United for Education – Fair Pay Now Pre-Strike Rally Wednesday October 30th 12 noon M201 (Old Library) Speakers tbc The pay claim is affordable The money is there – universities have more than £1 BILLION … Continue reading

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Why we are striking at GCU – EIS

ON Tuesday 23rd October, Members of the EIS employed in Higher Education will be striking. At the request of the Caledonianunion blog, Dr Nick McKerrell  Convenor of the Combined Unions at Caledonian and the EIS branch sent a message to … Continue reading

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UCU Updates

UCU Pay Update – Industrial Action Ballot Following the consultative on-line survey of members, and with the employers unwilling to negotiate on a joint union pay claim it has been decided that UCU will ballot members nationally on possible industrial action … Continue reading

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Piping in the start of the Demo

Showing that you’d have to get up early in the morning to beat the unions at GCU, a piper regales the security staff as they march off the campus at the turn of midnight on the 29th. Organised by Unison … Continue reading

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FW: November 30th – piping in St Andrews Day as the Security Officers walk out…

A message from Unison: At the stroke of Midnight tonight, UNISON members will be walking out on strike. A piper has been booked and our security officers on duty that night will be piped off campus. This is an important … Continue reading

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UNISON members vote Yes to action on November 30th

(03/11/11) UNISON members have voted Yes to industrial action to defend pensions in the biggest trade union ballot ever held, by 245,358 votes to 70,253. Commenting on the result, general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The decisive Yes vote in the … Continue reading

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Scottish Parliament hears the case for reform of University Governance

A packed Committee Room 1 of the Scottish Parliament heard calls for bringing democracy to the present system of University Governance – widely seen as ‘not fit for purpose’, in the view of university staff from the majority of Scotland’s … Continue reading

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Management at GCU spurn trade union olive branch and continue with threat of redundancies

To begin with a quote from the message management formally gave the Unions at the consultation meeting yesterday “We are not at this moment in a position to guarantee no compulsory redundancies, but have stated that we will remove the … Continue reading

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Unison Consultative Ballot – 97% in favour of being balloted on industrial action at GCU!

In a ballot of all Unison members at Glasgow Caledonian, and with a turnout of over 60 percent, an incredible 97% have voted in favour of being balloted on industrial action. In response to GCU Management plans for devastating cuts … Continue reading

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Unison Member at GCU? Final meeting about the consultative ballot is Thursday 14th

Unison Member at GCU? Here’s a message from Branch Secretary Davena Rankin reminding you about the meetings on the consultative ballot.

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