Global dispatches

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.

  • 17 May 2017

    Report from UCU president Rob Goodfellow on a humanitarian visit to Colombia in 2016. This was a humanitarian visit to listen to the first hand testimonies of local…

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  • 27 January 2017

    After 40 months in jail, prominent trade union leader Huber Ballesteros has been released from La Picota prison in Bogota, Colombia.

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  • 19 September 2016

    Following a long-running campaign by UCU and Justice for Colombia , Dr. Miguel Beltran was released from prison on 1 September.   A big thank you to all UCU members…

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  • 4 March 2016

    Jailed Colombian academic, Dr Miguel Beltrán, has recorded a moving video thanking UCU for our continued support. Dr Beltrán has faced continued persecution for…

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  • 19 November 2015

    A 5,000-strong petition calling for the swift resolution of jailed Colombian academic Dr Miguel Beltrán's appeal process has been submitted to the Colombian Embassy…