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ITF Asia Pacific

Solidarity with transport unions in Asia Pacific

The ITF in Asia Pacific represents 1.1 million transport workers through its affiliates – the largest transport union membership outside of Europe. It covers 30 countries.

Our objectives are to: 

  • expand trade union membership
  • promote and conduct trade union education
  • strengthen the capacity of transport unions for solidarity
  • address HIV/AIDS-related issues 
  • promote gender activities and youth participation in ITF at all levels

We have offices in Delhi, Sydney and Tokyo. Delhi is the liaison office for India. The Sydney office is our base for the South Pacific (including Timor-Leste). The Tokyo office is our base for East Asia.

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ITF Asia Pacific News

News | 02 Dec 2022 Press Release

International outrage at South Korea’s illegal, heavy-handed attempts to break strike

The South Korean government is flagrantly denying workers their basic rights by issuing ‘return-to-work’ orders to truck drivers striking over safety laws. The...

News | 28 Nov 2022

UN & ILO must urgently intervene as South Korea weighs forcing striking drivers back to work

On day five of truck drivers’ strike in Korea, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) asks the ILO and UN for urgent intervention to halt...

News | 23 Nov 2022 Press Release

Truck strike: South Korean government risks people’s lives and economic damage by reneging on safety law promise

At least 25,000 truckers are expected to join an indefinite strike over the government’s failure to live up to its promises on Safe Rates legislation An...

News | 17 Nov 2022 Press Release

Unions urge Maersk’s return to negotiating table as Australian court blocks controversial Svitzer tug lockout

Unions have welcomed a strong rebuke of Maersk-owned Svitzer Australia by the Fair Work Commission after the court blocked the company’s planned lockout of its...

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