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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U21 Global: Will UK Universities rethink in wake of Melbourne’s withdrawal?

Thanks to the CAUT for posting the news that Melbourne University has decided to stop funding the U21 Joint Venture. This comes on the back of another poor year for the struggling enterprise.  Back in October, the Times Higher Education Magazine reported on UCU’s concerns about Universities investing in the [...]