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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 | 20 Nov 2022 Press Release

Breakthrough on loss and damage, attempts to sideline labour standards

The global climate summit, COP27, concluded today with a breakthrough on the Global South’s decades-long call for a fund to pay for climate-related loss and...

News | 19 Nov 2022

Angela’s story: Decent sanitation is a vital right for workers

Angela Ransome has been a bus driver in Ontario, Canada since 2014. She is a member of UNIFOR, and loves her job. “I can drive anything, I like driving for a...

News | 18 Nov 2022

Public transport unions are determined to build just and feminist cities

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) today publishes a major new report on ‘Just Cities’ and women public transport workers in Latin America....

News | 04 Nov 2022

ITF COP27 report: governments must match workers’ ambitions to transition transport

Governments the world over must give the climate crisis the highest priority and ensure they protect workers during the turmoil it will cause, a new briefing from...

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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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