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Young workers set agenda

27 Mar 2018
Baker Khundakji, ITF young workers co-ordinator
In the lead up to the ITF’s 44th congress in Singapore, young transport worker representatives have been meeting to shape congress, and the following inter-congress period.

This week in Istanbul, Turkey, the young transport workers committee have discussed and agreed the aims for their conference at congress, and set their priority campaigns for the following inter-congress period.

ITF young workers coordinator, Baker Khundakji, said: “This committee meeting is important because young transport workers are the present and future of the ITF. They are going to be at the forefront of the ITF tackling key global issues that will affect all transport workers in all sectors, such as automation and digital inequality.

“While we still have some way to go to make sure we have full representation for young workers across all sectors and regions, our current representatives have the energy and determination that is vital for successful, and exceptional, representation of young workers’ interests at, and beyond, congress.”

On Thursday, the young transport workers will join the ETF (European Transport Workers’ Federation) and Belgian MEP, Kathleen van Bempt, in a protest with DHL Express workers in Istanbul.

They are pledging their support for nine workers unfairly dismissed for being union members. They are demanding that DHL Express Turkey, and the global management of parent company Deutsche Post-DHL (DP-DHL), move quickly to recognise the Tümtis union and reinstate the wrongly terminated employees. 

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Zithulele Radebe
3 months 1 week ago

Hi there My name is Zithulele Radebe a 29 year old Young Worker from South Africa coming from a Union called SATAWU as a Shopsteward, I would like to participate on the ITF young workers activities but I don’t Want how do I go about.There are few programs that I’ve already conducted and I would like for future that ITF Young Workers leadership to come join and support us at SATAWU.so far I’ve been engaging with Allan .

My email address is: Zithulradebe@gmail.com
Contact number: +2766 244 9991