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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 | 07 May 2021

Shocking police violence and repression in Colombia must stop

The Colombian government must respect its people and their right to protest peacefully. The ITF joins the international community in expressing profound shock at...

News | 04 May 2021

Authorities warned of accident waiting to happen on Mexico City metro

People living near the site of the fatal overpass collapse that happened in Mexico City on Monday warned authorities of bulges in the walls of the underpass and...

News | 01 May 2021

It’s time to end oppression and respect workers’ civil liberties

May Day is when workers of the world stop and reflect. We’re seeing so many human rights abuses — workers being denied their right to free association, free...

News | 30 Mar 2021

To transform the world, transform public transportation

Future Is Public Transport Joint Op-ed By Mark Watts, Executive Director of C40 Cities and Stephen Cotton, General Secretary of the ITF Public transport systems...

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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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