Remembering Nita Sanghera

It was with great sadness that we learnt about the death of Nita Sanghera, UCU’s president-elect on 16 January. Among the many causes and campaigns that Nita devoted her tireless energy to supporting was mobilising solidarity for activists in the Middle East in their fight for justice. She was always outspoken in her defence of…

Trade union leaders call on Egypt’s military regime to release Hisham Fouad and Haitham Mohamedain

Via Egypt Solidarity Initiative Leading figures across the trade union movement in Britain have thrown their weight behind a campaign in solidarity with journalist Hisham Fouad and lawyer Haitham Mohamedain who have been detained by Egypt’s military regime on trumped up charges. Trade Union Congress president Mark Serwotka, the general secretary of the National Union…

Education unions condemn arrest of Sudanese teachers’ leader

The arrest and disappearance of Yassin Hassan Abdelkarim, president of the Sudanese Teachers’ Committee on 28 June has drawn strong condemnation from the University and College Union (UCU) and International Solidarity Officers in the NEU teachers’ union. Paul Cottrell, acting General Secretary of UCU wrote to the Sudanese ambassador calling for Yassin’s immediate release after…

UCU Congress votes for #SudanStrikeSolidarity

Delegates at the annual congress of higher and further education union UCU have voted to support the struggle of the Sudanese people for democracy and social justice on the eve of a general strike called by the Sudanese Professionals Association to demand an immediate handover of power to a civilian government. Motion from Liverpool UCU…