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.

  • 12 March 2021

    Colombia is the world's most dangerous country for trade unionists, with at least 35 academics and teachers murdered in the last three years alone. UCU is a committed…

  • 27 January 2021

    UCU is supporting the campaign for the release of political prisoners in Egypt who have been jailed for their activities in support of workers' rights. Egypt Solidarity…

  • 13 November 2020

    UCU and Justice for Colombia (JFC) will be co-hosting a special online event in conjunction with Colombia's ASPU trade union for university teachers.

  • 24 January 2020

    Amnesty will be holding a vigil to renew the demand that Egypt must investigate Giulio Regeni's torture and murder in Cairo in February 2016.

  • 10 January 2020

    UCU has written to the UK government calling on them to speak out against attacks on students who have been protesting against the new citizenship law in India.