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Women transport workers step up action

news 02 May 2019

Meeting for the first time since their election at Congress in 2018, members of the ITF women transport workers' committee have confirmed #ThisIsOurWorldToo.

The committee – women transport workers' leaders from the different ITF industrial sections and regions – advanced key ITF projects and campaigns, and stepped up activities to implement the two priorities endorsed by the Singapore Congress on:

  • ending gender-based occupational segregation in the transport industry
  • ending violence against women transport workers globally, regionally, nationally and sectorally

As part of this, the committee reaffirmed its commitment to campaign for the strongest possible International Labour Organization (ILO) convention and recommendation on violence and harassment at work.

During the meeting, committee members also discussed digital inequality and the importance of securing good sanitation facilities for all transport workers.  

Furthermore, the committee celebrated some key achievements since the ITF Congress: 

The chair of the ITF women transport workers’ committee Diana Holland said: “We have a remarkable group of women on this committee with a strong mandate for the next five years to keep pushing for substantial change for all women transport workers.  

“We will make sure that the particular issues facing women transport workers are at the centre of all of the ITF’s work. A transport sector that welcomes women workers is a better place for all workers.”

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