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Global public transport activists take message to Mayor of London

Over 120 activists from more than 60 unions in around 40 countries are going to City Hall, London, to discuss the Mayor of London's approach of 'productive engagement' with unions.

This unique collection of public transport workers and activists are in London as part of the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) urban transport committee who are building the ITF's Our Public Transport programme. 

Our Public Transport is actively campaigning in dozens of countries for public transport based on public ownership, public investment, secure jobs and union rights for workers in public and private employers. 

The attendees represent public transport workers from every region of the world, and are being received at City Hall at 1800, Wednesday, 21 February 2018. 

The speakers at the event will include RMT general secretary Mick Cash, Unite assistant general secretary Diana Holland and Val Shawcross, deputy mayor of London. 

Steve Cotton, general secretary of the ITF, will be speaking at the reception: "Due to strong urbanisation and a key role in fighting climate change, public transport is growing, and will continue to grow considerably in the years to come. 

"We must ensure that this happens in a way that serves the interests of workers as well as the users and society at large. That can only happen if we are able to keep, or bring back, public transport under democratic control.

"The transport system in London uses one way of bringing together the voices of the transport workers, passengers and private operators. I'm looking forward to hearing more about how well this works from the perspective of the Deputy Mayor of London responsible for transport." 


For more information contact at the ITF
Andy Khan-Gordon
Communications officer
Mob: 07711 356 964

Read more about Our Public Transport: www.ourpublictransport.org

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) is an international federation of transport workers' trade unions. Any independent trade union with members in the transport industry is eligible for ITF membership. Around 670 unions representing over 19 million transport workers from some 147 countries are members of the ITF. It is one of several global unions federation unions allied with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).