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ITF Americas

Solidarity with American transport unions

ITF Americas is our Inter-American regional office, representing more than 100 unions in Latin America and the Caribbean.
We fight for the trade union rights of transport workers and build solidarity. We assist unions to run successful campaigns and oppose transport privatisations.

We aim to

  • Help ITF unions build strong structures that are vigilant and can take action against the negative influence of large corporations.
  • Move unions away from company-based unions to national industrial unions
  • Promote co-operation and mergers to give transport unions more power.

 The ITF Americas office is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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ITF Americas News

News | 11 Aug 2021

Climate change will drive a revolution in transport and workers are ready to respond

Transport creates 21% of carbon emissions. Yet 95% of the energy consumed by the sector still comes  from petroleum and other fossil fuels (as of 2015). It’s a...

News | 06 Aug 2021

The world grieves as Richard Trumka passes

We mourn the passing of Richard L Trumka, president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) who was devoted to...

News | 27 Jul 2021 Press Release

Mauritius government must release Wakashio crew held for a year without charge

The ITF is calling for the immediate release and repatriation of the MV Wakashio (IMO: 9337119) crew who have been held by Mauritian authorities now for over a...

News | 21 Jul 2021

“Hands off Cuba”: ITF calls for end to blockade after protests

Demonstrations and protests in Cuba have highlighted the human cost of the unjust and punitive trade blockade against the working people of Cuba. The...

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