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UofG to be hit by markers strike

28th April 2022

UCU vote through a marking and assessment boycott at 41 universities. The University and College Union (UCU) have announced a marking and assessment boycott across 41 Universities, one of those being the University of Glasgow. The action is part of the ongoing four fights and pension disputes, which has already seen 13 days of strike ...


UCU appeals to universities to revoke pension cuts after improvements in pension scheme’s finances shown 

19th April 2022

The assets of the scheme have increased to over £88bn. The University and College Union (UCU) has launched a fresh plea to universities to pressure their employer body Universities UK (UUK) to revoke its pension cuts after a new report showed UUK’s finances going through a significant boost. Under the pension reforms, against which UCU ...


Glasgow’s UCU branch passes motion allowing independent action

15th April 2022

Motion 5 passed at the last branch meeting will allow Glasgow’s UCU branch to coordinate their own dates and times for industrial action. At their last branch meeting UCU Glasgow passed motion 5 allowing industrial action to be taken outside of coordinated UCU strikes.  According to UCU Glasgow, this was necessary because it considered that ...


PODCAST: The Weekly Round-Up

8th April 2022

Episode 13: Weekly Round-Up, 8 April 2022. Join Fraser as he speaks to News Editors Luke Chafer and Kim Mannion, and Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn, about this week’s news on campus. From the suggested launch of a new Glasgow University branch of the UCU, to analysis of medical students’ shock exam results, and discussion of “fire ...


Further UCU strike action to take place this week

21st March 2022

The University and College Union (UCU) has announced further strike action commencing 21 March. The University of Glasgow, along with 68 other UK universities, is to be affected by further strike action this semester. This is commencing with five days of action from 21 March to 25 March, in which 39 universities will participate. The ...


SRC reiterate endorsement for strikes

15th February 2022

The SRC have reiterated their endorsement for the 10-day UCU strikes which began today (Monday 14 February) following a dispute between University staff over pension cuts, lower pay, failing equality standards and worsening work conditions. Their reiterated endorsement was made on Twitter, where they provided a link to their original statement on the strikes from ...


UCU report finds sexual violence is ‘commonplace’ in higher education

30th January 2022

The 4,000-participant report mapped patterns of sexual violence over the last five years. The UCU sexual violence task group finds that 10% of survey participants of almost 4,000 respondents have “directly experienced workplace sexual violence in the past five years”, and 70% of these respondents experienced it as “an ongoing pattern of behaviour”. Those most ...


Staff left feeling ‘exploited’ and ‘burnt out’ after semester one

13th January 2022

We talk to members of staff at the University who have been feeling burnout as a result of rising workloads and a lack of welfare provision. Going into the academic year the issue of staff burnout was a concern. The issue was flagged at the University court session in September, where the minutes note that ...


Should students should join future UCU picket lines?

8th January 2022

Su Aydin examines the importance of student support through the UCU strikes, especially after the pandemic. Does wisdom really come with age? If that’s the case, I think a 570-year-old university would have the wisdom to treat its staff fairly enough so that they don’t have to strike for basic workers rights. From 1-3 December, ...


SRC will support upcoming UCU staff strikes

23rd November 2021

Following the UCU announcement on 16 November, where the Union announced members will take industrial action in December across multiple UK universities over pay and working conditions, Glasgow’s SRC have emphasised their support for the strikers. On Monday, 22 November, the University of Glasgow’s Student Representative Council (SRC) released a statement announcing that it has ...