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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

Indian Rail 29 September 2014
Indian rail unions protest against foreign investment moves
An estimated 500,000 rail workers in India took part in a country-wide protest against government privatisation plans on 19 September. more >>


People's climate change march 25 September 2014
Unions join global calls for climate change action
Global unions including UNI, PSI, the ITF and their affiliates were among over 650,000 people around the globe who took to the streets on 21 September to inspire world leaders to take ambitious... more >>


Press releases

1 October 2014
ITF statement on Hong Kong protests and strike
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today urged the Hong Kong government to commit to dialogue with pro-democracy demonstrators and strikers. ITF president Paddy Crumlin said:... more >>


30 September 2014
ITF president slams Australian royal commission
The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) today slammed the anti-union intentions of an Australian royal commission into trade unions. ITF affiliate the Maritime Union of Australia... more >>


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