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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 Oct 2020 Press Release

Sentencing of Thai railway workers is brazen attack on union work and freedom of association: ITF/ITUC

Today’s guilty verdict handed down to 13 leaders of the State Railway Workers’ Union of Thailand (SRUT) is a gross miscarriage of justice and a brazen attack on...

News | 06 Oct 2020

ITF railway section supports public ownership and democratic control for UK railways

The ITF’s railway section supports calls by British unions for the government to go further still. The UK must end its 26-year failed experiment with rail...

News | 17 Jul 2020

ITF organises solidarity calls for the Strike for Black Lives

Following the appalling murder of George Floyd by police at the end of May, the Strike for Black Lives will see workers across the US take lawful industrial action...

News | 16 Jun 2020

ITF statement on Covid-19 and sustainable transport

The Covid-19 pandemic presents huge challenges for all societies. As the world deals with the pandemic, the temptation for some governments is to delay addressing...

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