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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 | 07 Jun 2019

Activists agree ambitious action for public transport 

Strengthening women’s employment, campaigning for decent sanitary facilities for all, championing informal workers' issues at the ILO - just part of an ambitious...

News | 30 May 2019

Delivery riders forum plans on cleaning up the gig economy

Companies such as Deliveroo, Foodora and Uber Eats have expanded rapidly over the last few years as to meet the increased demand for food delivery. However, this...

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...

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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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