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Representing railway workers around the world. Railway workers include train drivers, engineers, guards, control officers, signal staff, yard officials, shunters, rolling stock and track maintenance workers, cleaners, caterers, ticket staff and customer service professionals.

We fight for the rights of railway workers through:

  • campaigning
  • education
  • research
  • solidarity

We share information and coordinate action to combat the negative effects of restructuring, privatisation and outsourcing.

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Railways News

News | 21 Jan 2020

Railway workers take action across the globe

Thousands of railway workers have been on strike across the world in the last few months, taking action to stop privatisation, outsourcing and cuts to conditions....

News | 20 Jan 2020 Press Release

ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton at Davos 2020

Stephen Cotton, general secretary of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) will also be available for interview at Davos 2020 - the World Economic...

News | 10 Jan 2020

Pakistani rail union to protest in multiple cities

ITF-affiliate, the Railway Workers Union of Pakistan (RWU Open Line), is to hold simultaneous protests in eight cities to force the railway administration to...

News | 10 Jan 2020

ITF backs unions against ‘slavery law’ in Ukraine

The ITF has joined with global unions and its Ukrainian affiliates to oppose a draft labour law that will severely undermine workers’ rights and contravene...

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