T’was the Night Before the Strike…

Updated picket guidance in light of the new Omicron variant is attached. View this email in your browser Evening Colleagues   This email contains: Details for tomorrow’s strike, Virtual Picket Zoom details, UCU Scotland strike rally, Reminder about travel costs.   Please look at the linktr.ee/gsaucu for more info, and it is updated regularly. Wednesday 1st December. We […]

We are Ready to Picket on Wednesday

We have everything in place to PICKET on Wednesday 1st December.  Information on the GSA UCU Picket lineTop tips to make the strike effectiveTop tips for members with management responsibility, Take a look at our new linktr.ee/gsaucu  PICKET – We have everything in place to PICKET on Wednesday 1st December. We will be there from 8:30 […]

Rep 1 – UCU reps induction

Rep 1 – UCU reps induction: 15, 22, 29 November & 6 December 2021, online, Scotland https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/11613/Rep-1-UCU-reps-induction-152229-November–6-December-2021-Online-Scotland This online course is aimed at new reps/caseworkers and activists who will be undertaking this role in the near future. Existing reps who have not attended training before are also encouraged to attend. The course will cover all […]

UCU Workload Survey 2021

Timely here at GSA, that HR sent an email regarding Learning Needs Analysis – do fill it in, and tick the boxes you feel you may need support with. UCU has sent out a request to fill out a Workload Survey. We urge you all to fill it in too and make sure UCU has […]

Four Fights Members Meet – 19th Oct

Four Fights – Members’ Meeting Tuesday 19th October 17:30 ZoomJoin in the discussion about the ‘Four Fights’ disputeWe know you will have questionsWe want to hear your thoughtsShare your thoughts about the upcoming vote for industrial action Check your emails for the zoom link. Join in the discussion to help inform your choice, your ballot […]

BE AWARE: Your Pension and the McCloud/Sargeant judgement.

The McCloud/Sargeant judgement refers to the December 2018 ruling by the Court of Appeal. This ruling found the protections included in the 2015 CARE reforms unlawfully discriminated against younger members of the Judicial and Firefighters’ pension schemes, as transitional protection was only offered to older scheme members. A consultation held by HM Treasury in July 2020 set […]

UCU Downloadable Info for Covid-19 at work

Our Health and Safety Officer attended the UCU Scotland H&S meeting earlier this week. In light of the new variant, we thought it would be prudent to list the UCU guidance here (from the UCU.org.uk website) UCU coronavirus advice Guidance for members on coronavirus and their rights at work. Working from home While the switch […]

Reps 1 training – please register by end of tomorrow

The reps 1 training begins on Monday 11th Jan. The sessions will be 2 hours every Monday for four weeks.Remember your line manager cannot refuse you attending these sessions.Please register at: https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/11192/Rep-1-UCU-reps-induction-111825-January–1-February-2021-Online-Scotland We need more case workers and trained reps.

Have a well-deserved break…

Wishing all our members a restful winter break! As we all prepare to switch off our computers, enable out of office replies, and forget our login details.  The GSA-UCU committee wants to encourage you all to take a well-earned break and recharge your batteries. The committee will be taking a break so will be picking up any […]