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ITF Asia/Pacific Region

Asia/Pacific Blog launched

A blog for the ITF Asia/Pacific region has now been launched featuring news, updates, links and other information from the region.

Please feel free to post your comments, feedback and ideas in response to blog entries. If you have any queries please email

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In the Asia/Pacific region priority is given to organising the unorganised, promoting and conducting trade union education and strengthening the capacity of transport unions to deliver solidarity. Addressing HIV/AIDS issues is a region-wide priority as are gender and youth activities and participation in ITF activities at all levels.

The region is geographically the largest and in terms of number of transport workers organised by affiliates it is the second largest after Europe, with more than 1.1 million. ITF Asia/Pacific affiliates are represented in 30 countries, the most recently affiliated of which are in the Maldives and Tonga.

There are now three offices in the Asia/Pacific region - Delhi, Sydney and Tokyo. The Delhi Office has overall responsibility for the Asia/Pacific region as well as South Asia, Central Asia and South-East Asia sub-regions specifically. The Sydney Office is the base for South Pacific (including Timor-Leste) sub-regional activities. The Tokyo Office is the base for East Asian sub-regional activities. The Regional Secretary heads the Delhi Office supported by the Assistant Regional Secretary and a Deputy Regional Secretary is in charge of each of Sydney and Tokyo Offices.


News online

Andy Hall 13 August 2014
Thai pineapple industry urged to act over labour rights case
ITF acting general secretary Steve Cotton has joined 110 international labour rights organisations and activists in an effort to get Natural Fruit in Thailand to drop its legal case against a labour rights researcher. more >>


Citra Mina campaigners’, Philippines/fisheries 7 August 2014
IUF and ITF urge international support for Philippines tuna workers
The IUF (International Union of Food, Agricultural and Hospitality Workers) and ITF are urging international support for local campaigners fighting for the reinstatement of workers sacked by the Citra Mina Group of Companies in the Philippines. more >>


Press releases

16 August 2014
ITF 43rd congress officially closes in Sofia, Bulgaria
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) 43rd congress in Sofia, Bulgaria has been hailed as the best ever at its closing ceremony today. more >>


15 August 2014
ITF watching Hutchison operations in Panama and Indonesia
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has vowed to keep a close eye on the corporate conduct of global network terminal operator (GNT) Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) in Panama and... more >>


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