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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 | 08 Nov 2019

Global action for victimised Thai rail workers

Activists from trade unions around the world took action on 7 November 2019 in support of a group of Thai union leaders. SATAWU Rail Sector members descended on...

News | 28 Oct 2019

Women’s Advocate Programme expands

The ITF women’s department has joined with affiliates in Bogotá and Buenos Aires to plan the expansion of the ITF Women’s Advocate Programme to Colombia and...

News | 24 Oct 2019

Rail unions in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan organise for new challenges 

Over forty railway union activists from Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan have come together to share strategies on organising in restructured railway companies. The...

News | 22 Oct 2019

The Chilean people have spoken, now the government must listen

The ITF has called for the immediate end to the state of emergency in Chile, the opening of a genuine dialogue with the unions and civil society groups, and sent...

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