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YOUTH

Supporting youth to lead the trade union movement of today and workplaces of tomorrow.

Transport unions need young workers to be their driving force now – for their future. The voices of young workers, with the support of unions, need to be at the forefront of the fight for secure and decent work. 

 

ISSUES

The urgency of a just transition to a sustainable economy is an issue that weighs heavily on the minds of young people. Young people are deeply affected by precarious jobs and unemployment, along with climate anxiety, and these challenges are being exacerbated by widening social and economic inequalities since the onset of COVID-19.

With the increasing demand for a flexible workforce, a growing number of young people have part-time, temporary and outsourced contracts that undermine young people’s fundamental rights at work.

Young workers are already overrepresented in precarious work, with the majority of the global youth workforce in informal employment. These young workers are earning low wages in unsafe or exploitative working conditions, and are particularly vulnerable to job losses with inadequate or limited access to social and legal services.

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WHAT WE DO

Young workers We know that in unity there is strength, which is why we work to connect and amplify the voices of young transport workers in the trade union movement.

We are supporting young people to utilise their creativity and innovative campaigning skills to take action on the most pressing issues facing them now and into the future.

ITF is building youth networks, developing resources, sharing good practice, and hosting events that bring young workers together.

WHERE WE FOCUS

Youth Structures

Facilitating young workers' engagement into unions’ work and in the decision making process concerning their employment and working conditions.

Youth Employment & Job Security

Advocating for youth employment policies that guarantee high-quality, secure jobs for young workers, address age discrimination at work and ensure young people have access to: quality apprenticeship and employment opportunities, the ability to transition from informal to formal work, adequate earnings, stable and secure work, career paths and skills development.

Young Workers & The Platform Economy

Bringing together a network of ITF affiliates organising food delivery riders and couriers and self organised riders’ groups to address shared concerns including low pay, unfair contracting and deactivations, unsafe working conditions and a lack of social protections.

Technology & Digitalisation

Empowering young workers to use new technology and digital tools to organise and mobilise youth in and outside the union movement. Developing coordinated strategies and campaigns to address technological changes affecting young workers, who may be at greater risk of automation. Analyse the skills gaps introduced by technological changes, training young workers and the role of their unions in protecting their jobs.  

Climate Justice & Just Transition

Ensuring sustainable youth employment and jobs are at the core of the climate change agenda by developing strategies that give youth a voice in a just transition.

 

ON THE GROUND
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Just days after riders announced a global network established by the ITF, #Rights4Riders , to protest the company’s business model, Deliveroo is facing setbacks to its IPO listing on the London Stock
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What young workers want from transport

We know that young workers will face the long-term impacts of climate change, conflict and economic uncertainty. Analysing the voices of young workers 18 to 35 in the ITF Global Poll, this report
OUR PEOPLE

Our young workers committee represents a full spectrum of sectors and regions with gender balanced representation of young people working in the transport industry.

To get in touch with us, or for details of the youth committee representative for your section or region, email youth@itf.org.uk

Contact us

 

YOUTH OFFICER

Baker Khundakji

 

DEPUTY YOUTH OFFICERS

Daniela Biocca

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Committee members

Horacio Calculli

AAA
,
Argentina
ITF Young Transport workers co-chair

Dorotea Zec

SPH-SUC
,
Croatia
Young Transport Workers co-chair

Jasmin Labarda

AMOSUP
,
Philippines
Women Transport Workers’ Representative

Franco Nervegna

UPSA
,
Argentina
Co-opted ordinary members

He-Jun Eugene Guo

SOS
,
Singapore
Co-opted ordinary members
Regional Representatives

Ivanilda Madade

SINTAC
,
Mozambique
Regional Representatives

Moussa Sangare

SYNACCI
,
Côte d'Ivoire
Regional Representatives

Usman Sherif

NURTW
,
Nigeria
Regional Representatives

Vincent Ombati

MWU
,
Kenya
Regional Representatives_Africa

Mohamed El Younoussi

UMT
,
Morocco
Regional Representatives

Arwa Mejri

FNCT
,
Tunisia
Regional Representatives

Danny Cain

MUA
,
Australia
Regional Representatives

Preeti Singh

AIRF
,
India
Regional Representatives

Dominic Young

SMOU
,
Singapore
Regional Representatives

Shun Kwan Shenky Wong

MNOG
,
Hong Kong, China
Regional Representatives

Lisa Gneisse

Ver.di
,
Germany
Regional Representatives

Nick Loridan

BTB
,
Belgium
Young Transport Workers’ Co-Representative

Vana Bosto

SPH
,
Croatia
Regional Representatives

Enis Kaya

LİMAN-İŞ
,
Türkiye
Regional Representatives

Kamil Butler

PSU
,
Poland
Regional Representatives

Gaby Boulou

FGTW – CFDT
,
France
Regional Representatives

Ignacio Orsi

Sindicato La Fraternidad
,
Argentina
Regional Representatives

Horacio Calculli

AAA
,
Argentina
ITF Young Transport workers co-chair

Phelia Wilson

NWU
,
St Lucia
Regional Representatives

Claudia Pinilla

SNTT
,
Colombia
Regional Representatives

Brianna Gregory

IAMAW
,
United States of America
Regional Representatives

Heather Morse

AFA – CWA
,
United States of America
Regional Representatives

Alexandros Tokhi

UNIFOR
,
Canada
Regional Representatives
Section Representatives

Shauna McCormack

Fórsa
,
Ireland
Civil Aviation Section

Nick Loridan

BTB
,
Belgium
Young Transport Workers’ Co-Representative

Viri Gómez

ILWU
,
Canada
Young Transport Workers’ Co-Representative

Jorge Alejandro Vargas

SOMU
,
Argentina
Vice Chair (Youth)

Cinthia Magali Diaz

CPOFPCM
,
Argentina
Inland Navigation Section

Luciano Salomon

ASFA
Young Transport Workers’ Representative

Justyna Matuszewska

UNITE
,
Great Britain
Road Transport Workers’ Section

Dorotea Zec

SPH-SUC
,
Croatia
Young Transport Workers co-chair

Nedezhda Staneva

FTTUB
,
Bulgaria
Young Transport Workers’ Representative