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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 | 12 Sep 2019 Press Release

California AB 5 law: now we need a global law for ‘gig’ workers

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is calling for the new AB 5 law in California to be the inspiration for global rules that protect ‘gig’...

News | 15 Aug 2019

Unions plan Eurasian railway cooperation 

An ITF delegation has been in South Korea as rail unions in the region plan to work closely across a key transport corridor.  The ITF railway section chair, David...

News | 08 Aug 2019

ITF welcomes Pakistani rail union

The Railway Workers Union (open line) (RWU) of Pakistan has joined the ITF.  Despite political turmoil in the country, the RWU has campaigned hard to keep...

News | 02 Aug 2019

South American rail unions make plan to unite

Activists at an ITF railway unions’ workshop in Chile have agreed to look at ways to unite to build workers’ power. Participants at the gathering agreed that...

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