The four-yearly world congress of the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) will begin on Sunday in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Running from 10 to 16 August, the event is the ITF’s supreme decision making event, at which its affiliated trade unions set the agenda for the next four years and elect its executive board, president, vice presidents and general secretary.
Approximately 1800 people, including staff and participants from 371 trade unions in 116 countries, have registered for the congress, which will be the 43rd in the ITF’s 118 year history.
The whole event can be followed online as it happens at www.itfcongress2014.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ITFglobal and Twitter at https://twitter.com/itfglobalunion (hashtag is NoITFcongress2014).
The event is being held at Sofia’s National Palace of Culture, and is hosted by the ITF’s affiliated Bulgarian unions, with special support from the Federation of Transport Trade Unions of Bulgaria (FTTUB).
Further press releases will follow before and during the event.
About the ITF
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is a global organisation representing over 4.5 million transport workers in some 700 trade unions in over 150 countries worldwide. For more details see www.itfglobal.org/about-us/index.cfm
About the ITF congress
Congress is the ITF’s supreme decision making event, at which its affiliated trade unions are able to decide the course the organisation will take for the next four years. It elects the ITF’s executive board, president, vice presidents and general secretary. To learn more visit www.itfglobal.org/about-us/congress.cfm
ITF congress website
The ITF congress has its own dedicated website at www.itfcongress2014.org - with everything from live reporting to film, photos and documents.
Press wishing to attend are encouraged to register in advance at www.itfcongress2014.org/registration ; places are limited and it may not be possible to turn up and secure one in Sofia
Film and photos
Photos for press use can be downloaded from www.itfcongress2014.org/film-images. They are provided free of charge. A credit is not required
The press contact up to 10 August is Sam Dawson, then during congress itself it will be Darrin Barnett. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Transport Workers' Federation - ITF:
ITF House, 49 - 60 Borough Road, London SE1 1DS
Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7403 2733
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7375 7871