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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Take action to help protect Dr Beltran’s life

Dr Miguel Beltran is appealing against a decision by the National University of Bogota to refuse him an extension to his studies abroad and require him to return to Colombia.

If he does this, Dr Beltran’s life will be in danger. On his release from prison, Beltran has continued to face death threats, false accusations, and an unfounded disciplinary [...]