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News | 06 Jul 2021

Give app-based workers fair rights urgently, global unions tell governments

Gig-economy workers are treated abysmally as app-based employers use underhanded definitions and loopholes in the law to duck their responsibilities. The platform...

News | 30 Jun 2021

LGBT+ transport workers need solidarity, not ‘rainbow capitalism’

Attitudes to sexual orientation and gender identity have changed for the better all over the world in the last two decades, towards openness and acceptance. For the...

News | 27 Jun 2021

Safe Rates summit: regulating for road safety and decent work will save lives

The global campaign for ‘Safe Rates’ continues to reveal that improving and standardising transport workers’ rates of pay and better regulation of their...

News | 24 Jun 2021 Press Release

Nepal’s tanker drivers win Covid vaccine fight to keep the nation moving

The Nepal Oil Corporation has acceded to union pressure and started vaccinating road tanker drivers against Covid-19. All countries need to treat people in...

News | 18 Jun 2021

Tragic death underscores the need for peaceful negotiation

Adil Belakhdim was killed this morning (Friday 18 June 2021) by a truck that ran a picket outside a Lidl warehouse in Biandrate, near Milan, Italy. He leaves...

News | 26 May 2021 Press Release

GMB secures union recognition for 70,000 Uber drivers in UK

For the first time ever, Uber has entered into a formal trade union recognition agreement for the purpose of genuine collective bargaining. We congratulate our...

News | 20 May 2021

Transport workers, operators and shippers unite to lift global standards on driver treatment

The leaders of three major international organisations, representing transport workers, operators and shippers have launched a charter to improve how truck and van...

News | 20 May 2021

Patent waivers will save millions of lives, governments must act now

The world’s transport unions today have demanded that governments across the world support waiving intellectual property rights at the World Trade Organization...