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The railway workers’ section represents 1.3 million workers in 177 unions around the world. The chair, three vice chairs, women's representative and young workers' representative of the railway workers’ section are elected at the section conference, held in conjunction with the ITF congress.

These members, along with the regional chairs and vice chairs, form the section steering committee. Section working groups also delegate their representatives to the steering committee.

The chair (or in his/her absence, one of the vice chairs) of the ITF urban transport committee also participates in committee meetings. The urban transport committee was jointly set up with the ITF road transport workers’ section.

 

Section Officers

Chair

David Gobé (CGT Cheminots, France)

1st Vice Chair

Julio Adolfo Sosa (La Fraternidad, Argentina)

2nd Vice Chair

C A Rajasridhar (AIRF, India)

3rd Vice Chair

Raul Sengo (SINPOCAF, Mozambique)

Women Transport Workers’ Representative

Simi Lalsingh (NFIR, India)

Young Transport Workers’ Representative

Preeti Singh (AIRF, India)

Africa

Chair

Innocent Luka Ajiji (NUR, Nigeria)

Vice Chair

Kamurai Mayo (ZARWU, Zimbabwe)

Vice Chair

Mahamame Thienta (SYTRAIL, Mali)

Arab World

Chair

Ahmad Rachid Alsenouni, UMT, Morocco

Vice Chair

Vacant

Asia/Pacific

 

Chair

Alex Claassens (RBTU, Australia)

Vice Chair

Pinyo Rueanpetch (SRUT, Thailand)

Vice Chair

Todd Valster (RMTU, New Zealand)

Vice Chair

Hideki Fukuda (PRU Federation, Japan)

Women Transport Workers’ Representative

Jaya Agarwal (AIRF, India)

Young Transport Workers’ Representative

Banpot Sungkasuk (SRUT, Thailand)

Europe

 

Chair

Giorgio Tuti (SEV, Switzerland)

Vice Chair

Helena Svobodová (Odborové Sdruzeni Zeleznicáru, Czech Republic) 

Vice Chair

Audun Sør-Reime (NJF, Norway)

Ordinary Member

Gerhard Tauchner (Vida, Austria)

Ordinary Member

Christian Tschigg (FIT-CISL, Italy)

Women Transport Workers’ Representative

Jolanta Skalska (EVG, Germany)

Young Transport Workers’ Representative

Eda Forner (FILT-CGIL, Italy)

Latin America/Caribbean

 

Chair

Julian Ariel Sosa Cappello (La Fraternidad, Argentina)

Vice Chair

Janaina Nascimento Freire Fernandes (FNTF, Brazil)

Vice Chair

João Edacir Calegari Morais (FNTF, Brazil) 

Vice Chair

Jose Gregorio Rosal Merlo  (FBTTT, Venezuela) 

North America

 

Co-Chair

Joel Kennedy (Unifor, Canada)

Co-Chair

Richard Johnson (TCU, USA)

Sub-Committees

 

Chair of the Global Railway Workers' Task Force

Luciano Salomon (ASFA, Argentina)