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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 | 01 Dec 2021

Let’s not forget: keeping HIV prevention in focus

Today on World Aids Day the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is urging stakeholders across the transport sector not to lose focus of HIV...

News | 24 Nov 2021 Press Release

Domestic violence is a workplace issue and a men’s issue, unions tell employers

A new report calls on transport employers to do more to tackle domestic violence amongst its predominantly male staff with key recommendations for how to do...

News | 18 Nov 2021

Transport workers demand governments get climate action back on track after COP26

COP26 has made one thing clear: the struggle of trade unions globally for climate justice is more important than ever after the Glasgow climate conference fell...

News | 10 Nov 2021 Press Release

Public transport must double in cities over next decade to meet 1.5°C target

Public transport usage must double in global cities over the next decade, requiring $208 billion USD each year across C40 cities and creating 4.6m new jobs, show...

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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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