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Future of Work

Digital technologies are being deployed throughout global transport, changing how we work, where we work and who we work for. For ITF, the Future of Work is everything related to reducing the negative impacts that new technology can have on workers. The 2018 Congress ratified the FOW as a central plank of ITF’s work over the next few years.

This means getting the right understanding of the issues and challenges technology poses to workers across ITF sectors. It means pushing for the right regulations to control what technology can and cannot do. It means ensuring that workers’ rights are respected through effective tripartite mechanisms at every level. It means ensuring workers get access to the right training and skills development. Which means developing the right policies. It means providing workers around the world with examples of best practice in how unions have dealt with the challenges posed by new technology. It means working with trade unions across every sector to develop a common strategy and a common approach to the issues new technology poses to all of us.

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News | 09 Sep 2022

World’s largest cities back call on public transport and labour rights

Thirty-eight of the world’s largest cities have come together to demand that G20 governments take action on the most pressing challenges facing the world in 2022....

News | 28 Jun 2022

Australian union charter with Uber shows that respect for gig workers can pay off

Uber and Uber Eats have signed a Charter with the Transport Workers Union (TWU) of Australia to set minimum standards and benefits for Uber workers. The...

News | 09 Jun 2022 Press Release

Common sense and international solidarity prevail: Ports of Auckland abandons failed automation drive

  The world’s largest global transport union, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), has joined the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) in...

News | 26 Jan 2022

ITF Photography Prize opens today

We are delighted to announce today the launch of the ITF’s first-ever Photography Prize. The prize aims to showcase the triumphs, challenges and sheer hard work...

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