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.

  • 24 June 2022

    UCU general secretary Jo Grady this week wrote to the Iranian government to condemn the arrest of dozen of teacher unionists for conducting peaceful protests.

  • 13 June 2022

    Supporting Palestinian journalism and access to education On 11 May 2022, veteran Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot dead while reporting on an Israeli…

  • 15 March 2022

    In the early hours of 24 February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops. Over the past three weeks there have…

  • 2 March 2022

    UCU has sent steadfast solidarity to all those affected by the devastating events in Ukraine. Our union has made a donation to UNICEF's emergency appeal and is…

  • 3 February 2022

    UCU has written to the Iranian ambassador calling for the release of union leaders Esmail Abdi and Mohammad Taghi Fallahi. H.E. Mr. Mohsen Baharvand Ambassador…