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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’...

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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...

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Balloons and bacon rolls keep spirits high on GCU picket line

Helium filled balloons supplied by UCU and bacon filled rolls supplied by Unison helped make the joint picket by university unions UCU, EIS, Unison and Unite on 6th February the most successful yet in...

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Strike time ‘teach-out’ for students (and staff) at GCU during industrial action

Using strike time positively to help student understanding of contemporary issues Monday 10th February’s 2 hour strike will be used imaginatively by UCU members to host a debate on the issues raised...

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GCU Trade Unions send congratulations to students for active elections

Trade Unions at GCU today sent greetings to the GCU students who are nearing the end of their elections for their local student association officers, and pledged to continue to work with the new...

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Countdown to marking boycott on April 28th

UCU General Secretary Sally Hunt has written to members to confirm that a date has been set for members to begin an assessment boycott in the current pay dispute. She wrote: ‘The Higher Education...

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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....

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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...

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Second successful day of industrial action at GCU

UCU members  believe in the common good – but this means staff concerns need taken seriously Starting with Dolly Parton’s ‘Nine to Five’ – surely a workload issue – and finishing rather ironically...

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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...

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