The GSA-UCU committee would like to thank all members for: picketing, striking, talking, tweeting, and supporting the action this week. ‘Warm’ thanks to the hardy souls who braved the subzero temperatures today.  Next Week Monday: Jo Grady and the UCU press will be joining us on the picket line. This will be followed by the UCU rally on Buchanan Street steps which starts at […]

Halfway There!!

Halfway There! Today: Picketing Dogs Backpack Placards Halfway Point Well Done! Tomorrow: Meet at the Reid at 8:30. Later we will head to the Climate Strike at George Square, taking place between 11am – 2pm. UCU update – in your inbox “UCU has said it needs to see more than ‘warm words and meagre promises’ […]

Day 2: Another Great Turn Out On the Picket Line!

Today we have been: • Reading in the Guardian about a student perspective on why students ‘should come out in favour of the staff on strike’,• Reading the Letter of Solidarity from EIS and the statement of support from Scottish Artists Union,• Experimenting with the bobble hat poster combo,• Being grateful for the solidarity and support (and […]

Day 1 – Well done!

Almost half of our members joined the picket line Today! Today we picketed outside the Reid, Stow and Haldane, distributing hundreds of flyers and stickers, listening to staff and students, and discussing our action with many. Banners were waved, discussions were had, our message was clear. Well Done! Today some ideas for the rest of the week were proposed: 1. […]

As we prepare to take action…

Monday 25th Monday morning meet outside the Vic Bar/union at 8 am. From there we will distribute materials and info needed to participate in the picket.  The Following Days of Strike Action For all the following days please meet at the union at 8.30 am. From there we will distribute armbands, materials, and info needed to participate […]

Pay Deductions and Fighting Fund

As you will be aware from the management email – any deductions of pay will be phased over three months. ” In order to minimise the impact of reduced pay on staff GSA has agreed to phase these deductions over a three-month period, as follows: December 2019 Payroll Maximum of two days pay (pro rata) […]

STRIKE – Members Branch Meeting Reminder

Wednesday 1 pm – Reid Lecture Theatre. Forthcoming 8 days Strike Action Light lunch provided. Join members to discuss: • Why we are taking the strike action • What does the strike mean to us • How to prepare for the strike action • We will update members on current GSA – UCU activity • […]

A date for your diary

A date for your diary Join us, Reid Lecture Theatre, Wednesday 20th at 1pm for an all members meeting to discuss the upcoming industrial action. Mary Senior UCU Scotland Official will be joining us. Pay and Equality dispute Thanks to all members who voted, GSA-UCU had a 69% turnout. UCU has called for 8 days […]

UCU Ballot Results are in…

As many of our members may already know, the UCU Ballot results are in. Here at GSA UCU we achieved over the threshold for voting. Well done all. Last Friday the elected reps of UCU’s higher education committee decided to call eight days of strike action at 60 universities starting on Monday 25 November and […]