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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 | 16 Mar 2023 Press Release

Global rail, road and urban transport unions commit to transformative change

Transport unions from around the world are meeting this week in Johannesburg in the largest global meeting of transport workers’ representatives from the rail,...

News | 13 Mar 2023

ITF rail, road and urban transport conferences start today in Johannesburg

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), the democratic, global union federation of 670 transport unions in 147 countries, representing over 18...

News | 07 Mar 2023

Essential public services, essential workers’ health: union-based initiatives to protect the mental health of young public transport workers

The ITF is clear that the mental health of workers is every bit as important as physical health. And yet, the impacts of precarious work, poverty-wages, unsafe...

News | 02 Mar 2023

Sanitation rights: Vivian's story

“...sometimes there’s nobody to cover for us, and we could not leave to find a bathroom. We have to hold it, and it causes urinary infections. Sometimes...

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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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