About the network

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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Labour rights to be protected at NYU’s Abu Dhabi campus

Construction workers building New York University’s new Abu Dhabi campus will be guaranteed some basic protections under a deal announced earlier this month by the university.

NYU had been facing mounting criticism from human rights and labour organizations over the university’s controversial venture into the United Arab Emirates where the basic rights of workers are [...]

First Study Group Deal Defeated at U of Windsor

After a nearly 4 hour debate on a proposed joint venture with Study Group International, the University of Windsor Senate voted against the plan to create a private, for-profit pathways program for international students.

The vote is a blow to SGI’s ambition to establish a greater presence in Canada, but a victory for faculty and [...]