Thousands of transport workers are killed at work every year. Millions more are forced to work in environments where negligence, harassment, coercion, violence and even the most basic needs - like safe access to sanitation - result in preventable injuries and illnesses. Disregard for safety standards at work continue to put the lives, health and wellbeing of transport workers at risk.
Protecting workers’ lives, preventing injuries and demanding safe workplaces has always been at the heart of the union movement - and always will. At the ITF, protecting the lives and livelihoods of workers, and ensuring that workers have a seat at the table in setting occupational standards for safety and health in the workplace, is our number one priority.
VALUING LIVES, HEALTH + WELLBEING
CREATING SAFE + DECENT WORKPLACES
ENDING VIOLENCE + HARASSMENT
We're demanding that companies and governments value and actively support the lives, health and wellbeing of all workers. This includes providing access to occupational health services for those working in contracting chains and in precarious non-standard forms of employment.
A safe workplace is a fundamental right, which is why we are advocating for international standards that protect workers’ health and safety in global policy forums.
We're demanding the protection of workers through elected union representatives, and supporting affiliates to organise and campaign at local and national levels.
Safe workplaces must be free from violence, harassment and coercion. We're campaigning for the ratification of ILO Convention 190 on violence and harassment and for the introduction of mechanisms that hold employers accountable for eliminating violence and harassment in their workplaces.