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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23 unions call for a change of direction as German and Austrian student protests grow

Our colleagues in GEW in Germany have asked us to circulate the statement signed by 23 unions across the world calling for a change of direction in higher education policy as a wave of student protests has built up in Germany and Austria against the underfunding, marketisation and deterioration [...]

Unions sign historic international deals to protect academic freedom and staff conditions

Half a million academics from around the world have joined forces to create a series of new international agreements that will help safeguard academic standards at home and abroad.

Developed from an initiative led by the UK’s University and College Union, unions from North America, Europe, Australasia and Africa sign deals at an international conference [...]