World hands

UCU's international work

UCU is committed to the principle of academic freedom in the global context and the protection of trade union rights and human rights. As the largest post school union in the world we believe we have a responsibility to nurture these twin principles in our engagements with international organisations, governments and our solidarity with fellow trade unions.

UCU plays a central part in shaping policy and action on behalf of academic and academic-related staff in Education International (EI) and the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE), building on years of experience of working together on the international agenda by its predecessor unions.

We want to carry this work forward, and to build on the growing member interest in international issues, whether those which increasingly affect members' own work, or solidarity and human rights activities world-wide.

Contact Rob Copeland for further information.

Last updated: 25 July 2018