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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.

  • 22 April 2016

    UCU has written to the Turkish authorities to protest about the detention of four Turkish academics for signing the Academics for Peace appeal. Members are encouraged…

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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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  • 12 February 2016

    UCU and Cambridge UCU have written to the Egyptian embassy in London about the recent murder in Cairo of Giulio Regeni. Giulio Regeni was a doctoral researcher…

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  • 29 January 2016

    Omar Ali Ewado, deputy general secretary of the Union of Primary School Teachers, has been sentenced to three months in prison following relentless government harassment.…

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  • 18 January 2016

    UCU has written to the Turkish government about threats to academic freedom and the safety and well-being of students in the Kurdish region. The letter says that…

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