UCU has a strong tradition of taking up issues at international and European level where they affect members' professional lives, and also working with partner organisations on solidarity and international development issues identified by the membership through UCU's democratic structures.
The University and College Union (UCU) has called for an immediate ceasefire and end to the violence in Gaza. The union backed calls from the United Nations (UN) for an immediate, negotiated and total ceasefire and called for peace talks leading to a sustainable peace in the Middle East.
The University and College Union (UCU) condemns the recent arrest of Francisco Toloza, a member of the national leadership and the head of international relations of the Patriotic March, Colombia's largest social and political opposition movement founded in 2012 to campaign for peace and social justice.
Eighty years on, a British charity originally set up to support academic refugees from Nazi Germany is still in business, helping desperate people from all around the world, and making a real difference to hundreds of lives.