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ITF rail, road and urban transport conferences start today in Johannesburg

news 13 Mar 2023

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), the democratic, global union federation of 670 transport unions in 147 countries, representing over 18 million transport workers across the globe, will this week hold its Railways, Road and Urban Transport Conferences in Johannesburg, South Africa.

From 13 to 18 March, 500 delegates from 90 countries and 185 national trade unions will discuss and debate strategies to deal with the challenges facing the railway, road and urban transport industries, including chronic underinvestment, cuts to services, privatisation and decarbonisation, and develop strategies to strengthen workers’ voices in decision-making about the future of these vital industries.

South African and global trade union leaders will hold a press conference on Thursday, March 16 at 12:00pm. Union leaders will highlight solutions for issues facing the transport industry and transport workers in South Africa, Africa and globally.

DATE: Thursday, March 16, 2023

TIME: 12:00-13:00 (South Africa Standard Time - SAST)

LOCATION: Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre, Le Grande Centre, Silverleaf Room44 Viewpoint Street, Bartlett, Boksburg, 1459, South Africa 


  • Stephen Cotton, General Secretary, ITF
  • Jack Mazibuko, General Secretary, SATAWU
  • Irvin Jim, General Secretary, NUMSA
  • Vusi Ntshangase, General Secretary, DETAWU
  • Additional international transport union leaders to be confirmed

For more information, please contact:Luke Menzies, ITF, +447770728229, Tshemese, SATAWU, 0629457217Phakamile Hlubi-Majola, NUMSA, 0833767725, Ntshangase, DETAWU, 083 536 0547