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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 | 31 Oct 2019

Solidarity with Transdev bus workers

ITF affiliate, the ATU (Amalgamated Transit Union) in the USA, is one of unions representing public transport workers at Transdev.  Bus operators employed at...

News | 28 Oct 2019

Women’s Advocate Programme expands

The ITF women’s department has joined with affiliates in Bogotá and Buenos Aires to plan the expansion of the ITF Women’s Advocate Programme to Colombia and...

News | 22 Oct 2019

The Chilean people have spoken, now the government must listen

The ITF has called for the immediate end to the state of emergency in Chile, the opening of a genuine dialogue with the unions and civil society groups, and sent...

News | 17 Oct 2019 Press Release

Solidarity with Canada’s transport workers in upcoming election

As the Executive Board of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) gathers in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for its general meeting, workers across the...

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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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