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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

Qantas plane coming into Heathrow 4 April 2014
Cabin crew vow to support Qantas comrades
Representatives of ITF-affiliated cabin crew unions meeting in London today pledged their support for their Qantas colleagues, who are facing unparalleled job cuts.They acted in response to Qantas... more >>


Vahed union 21 March 2014
Workers fight for decent conditions
Transport workers in Iran continued the fight back against reported ongoing anti-union behaviour with a protest at Iranian government offices earlier this month. The cost of goods and services in... more >>


Press releases

14 April 2014
ITF signs memorandum of understanding with ACFTU
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the ACFTU, the All China Federation of Trade Unions, that commits both organisations to a... more >>


11 April 2014
Agreement takes MLC into new stage
The ITF has praised today’s decision at the ILO (International Labour Organization) in Geneva today to build on the success of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 by including in it new mechanisms... more >>


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