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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 Aug 2019

ITF union RTBU starts campaign to keep #OurPublicTransport for the people

Leaders and activists at the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) have started a campaign to keep public transport in South Australia in public hands. The state...

News | 08 Jul 2019

Training helps Kenyan workers be heard in BRT planning

Workers from three unions in Nairobi have attended an ITF workshop on communication skills as they seek to influence government plans for bus rapid transit...

News | 22 Jun 2019

ITF hails historic convention

The first ever international standard on violence and harassment in the world of work has been adopted at the centenary International Labour Conference (ILC) of the...

News | 07 Jun 2019

Activists agree ambitious action for public transport 

Strengthening women’s employment, campaigning for decent sanitary facilities for all, championing informal workers' issues at the ILO - just part of an ambitious...

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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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