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15 unions worldwide have now signed an international agreement on defending education and employment standards in the context of global marketisation. Together, these unions represent more than half a million tertiary education workers around the world.

The deepening global recession and the cutting back of public provision will only give greater encouragement to a burgeoning private sector, making the international agreement only more relevant and important.

We are now turning this community of over 500,000 academics into something tangible.

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Update on London Metropolitan University

Latest from London Met:

Thanks to those unions who wrote to London Metropolitan University’s Vice Chancellor as part of the campaign to save the university. London Metropolitan was hit by a massive clawback of funding after it was revealed that returns of student completion rates had been falsified. An independent report recently made it clear that responsibility lay with the then Vice Chancellor and the Board of Governors. With the VC already gone, UCU called for the resignation of the Board of Governors, and now, belatedly, the resignations have begun. For the latest, click here: http://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=4362

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