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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 | 22 May 2019

Live: Stephen Cotton at the International Transport Forum

Ending exploitation in supply chains, sharing ownership of data and public ownership of public transport - just three of the issues ITF general secretary Stephen...

News | 22 May 2019

Union win! New Zealand railway workers gain big concessions 

Members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) in Auckland, New Zealand have secured a provisional agreement with multinational employer Construcciones...

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...

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