UCU ends dispute at Glasgow Caledonian

18 May 2011 | last updated: 11 December 2015

UCU announced today that it's ending its dispute with Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), after the university agreed to drop its threat of compulsory redundancies.

The news comes after the union threatened GCU with industrial action and led a high-profile campaign, supported by a number of MSPs, against plans to make 95 staff redundant across the University.
 
UCU said today it was happy the institution had committed to finding savings from other areas, after the union had questioned the need for the job losses.
 
UCU Scottish official, Mary Senior, said, 'I am delighted that Glasgow Caledonian has withdrawn its threat of compulsory redundancies and committed to finding savings from other areas. UCU members at GCU have fought a fantastic campaign against the job losses, winning support from a number of quarters.
 
'We now call on other Scottish universities who are implementing job losses to follow this lead in ruling out compulsory redundancies and instead work with unions to deal with the cuts in public funding.'

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