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Building stronger unions and fairer workplaces

Public transport affects everyone. It is an integral and essential part of the modern world. 

Yet not everyone has a say in how it is run, and for whose benefit. Too often public transport planning does not include the views of the real experts – workers and passengers. 

The ITF’s Our Public Transport programme aims to redress this. It is actively campaigning for public transport based on public ownership, public investment, secure jobs and union rights for workers in public and private employers. 

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Public transport workers and their unions are facing many issues around the world, organising and bargaining to win.

You can see more videos from the programme and also visit this map of ITF unions taking action to save and build public transport for all.

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News | 24 Feb 2020

Bus workers win back #OurPublicTransport for the people – #UnionWin

Things are getting back to normal at the Cinder Bed Road depot, one month after the longest strike in the history of the bus service in Washington, DC, USA, which...

News | 24 Feb 2020

The Esther Busser memorial prize

Do you know someone who has done outstanding work to promote social justice and decent work in the Global South? We are looking for nominations for the Esther...

News | 14 Feb 2020 Press Release

Breaking news: working people form new rail and metro union in Bangkok

Bangkok has seen a historic moment today as a new workers’ union has been launched.  Working people on the city’s metro and rail system have come together to...

News | 30 Jan 2020

Coronavirus update and advice

The ITF is closely following all advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding the current outbreak which originated in Wuhan city, a major domestic...

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The ITF co-ordinates practical solidarity for transport unions around the world. By bringing unions together, we can ensure better working conditions, improve workers’ rights, and create a just and fair society for everyone.

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