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…

Bahrain: unions launch campaign against UK failure to act on abuses

Joint Press Release from Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, MENASolidarity and UCU EMBARGOED UNTIL 9:00am, 24 September 2015 Unions launch campaign over UK government failure to act on Bahrain abuses. Call for independent audit of FCO assistance to Bahrain. UK and global trade unions today launched a campaign highlighting “widespread and systematic” human rights…

Sign the statement against Sisi’s visit to UK

Originally posted on Egypt Solidarity:
Trade unionists, campaigning lawyers, activist groups and student union leaders are backing a statement against the visit of Egyptian president Abdelfattah el-Sisi to the UK. The open letter to David Cameron condemns British support for the military regime in Egypt and British complicity in Sisi’s attacks on human rights, including…