Governments, employers and investors are accountable for the safety, pay and conditions of all workers involved in moving their goods and passengers. Whether workers are directly employed, subcontracted or informal – they must have decent work, fundamental labour rights and genuine social protections.
Across the world, governments have allowed businesses to compete unchecked. As businesses have sought cheaper ways to move people and goods, governments have ripped up labour safeguards to encourage and increase competition. This has eroded labour standards across the transport industry. We are building transport workers’ collective power across supply chains to hold governments and companies accountable for decent labour standards.
- SETTING GLOBAL STANDARDS
- ENFORCING NEW RULES
- SUPPLY CHAIN ORGANISING
We put a spotlight on the conditions of transport workers in global supply chains to ensure that governments and employers are accountable for all transport workers. Where governments and employers refuse to act, we campaign against those who fail to put a stop to exploitation.
We must rewrite supply chain rules through international laws and regulations, national and local legislation and industrial agreements. Transport unions are playing a critical role in setting, checking and enforcing these standards.
Transport unions are the most effective means of checking and reporting standards, and conducting human rights due diligence. Working with governments and employers, the ITF and its affiliates manage networks of hundreds of inspectors and monitors across supply chain transport.