Warehouses have existed for thousands of years, but they have become critical to supply chains in the era of globalisation and e-commerce. They are the industrial hubs of the 21st Century, and the world would grind to a halt without them. Nevertheless, many warehouse workers experience some of the worst labour conditions in modern societies.
The ITF wants to help warehouse workers to build power to demand fair pay, safe working conditions and the respect that should come with their vital labour. In addition, warehouses that uphold strong labour standards have positive ripple-effects along supply chains. All transport workers are set to gain if warehouse workers are treated fairly.