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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 | 17 May 2019

Standing up for justice on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

The 17 May is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. The ITF young transport workers committee agreed unanimously to support the...

News | 14 May 2019 Press Release

Global union pledges support to Ukrainian rail union campaign 

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has given its full support to seven demands made by the Trade Union of Railwaymen and Transport Construction...

News | 07 May 2019

ITF holds railway workshops in Turkey 

Over 100 railway workers in Turkey have taken part in two consecutive ITF workshops.   Running on 29-30 April and 2-3 May in Ankara, the participants discussed...

News | 27 Apr 2019

International Workers’ Memorial Day: making technology work for us, not against us

By Victor Figueroa, ITF strategic researcher Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) are crucial issues for workers everywhere in the world. Over decades workers in...

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