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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.

  • 20 November 2019

    UCU has issued a statement in support of the national strike in Colombia on 21 November. Paro Nacional en Colombia 21N // National Strike in Colombia Mensaje de…

  • 11 November 2019

    The Latin America Conference 2019  is a good opportunity to hear about the latest developments in the region and how UK trade unionists can offer solidarity. More…

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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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