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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 | 05 Dec 2019

ITF looks at mutual challenges for informal and app-based transport workers

ITF researchers have contributed to an event looking at the key challenges facing informal and gig-economy transport workers. Organised by Rutgers University at...

News | 01 Dec 2019

The ITF launches a new negotiating guide for Bus Rapid Transit

The ITF’s new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) negotiating guide was launched at the regional workshop on the topic that took place in Dakar, 27-29 November 2019. The...

News | 29 Nov 2019

High level ITF delegation signs enhanced MoU in China 

An ITF delegation, led by the general secretary Stephen Cotton, has visited China this week to enhance cooperation and understanding with the country’s labour...

News | 29 Nov 2019

Bangkok workshop prepares women for new technology

Women public transport workers in Bangkok, Thailand, have attended an ITF workshop aimed at preparing them for the impact of new technology on the future of work....

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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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