Key workers can only protect us if we protect them

Global trade union leaders Sharan Burrow, general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), and Stephen Cotton, general secretary of the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), write about the importance of protecting supply chain workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As the coronavirus pandemic has deepened, we have seen images on news reports across the […]

March 30, 2020

Thank you transport workers for keeping the world moving

Message from ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton Dear friends, I am proud to be the general secretary of an organisation that represents transport workers at this time of need. The outbreak and spread of Covid-19 has once again served to highlight just how reliant humanity and global supply chains are on transport workers keeping the […]

March 24, 2020

ITF announce plans for Mexico growth

The ITF and its affiliated unions in Mexico have announced a growth plan to ensure the rights of working people are central to transport expansion in the country. To initiate this, the ITF national coordinating committee of unions in Mexico is developing a ground-breaking transport symposium. It will bring together transport stakeholders to create a […]

March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Urgent Economic Stimulus and Workplace Measures Required

The ITF and global union federations have today urged governments and employers to urgently act to protect workers, and the global economy and society that depends upon them. The Council of Global Unions (CGU) today adopted a statement calling for urgent economic stimulus and for dialogue between unions, employers and governments to work collectively to […]

March 12, 2020

ITF and Omani union develop government relationship

The ITF Arab World regional secretary and an ITF-affiliated union have held a key meeting in Oman to build closer relationships with the government. Bilal Malkawi discussed cooperation across the different transport sectors with the minister of transport in Oman, Dr Ahmed Al Futaisi. He was joined by the general secretary of the General Federation […]

March 11, 2020

Podcast: boys and girls jobs

On a special podcast to mark International Women’s Day, professor Tessa Wright (left) is interviewed by Jodi Evans To mark International Women’s Day 2020, the ITF has produced a podcast looking at the persistent problem of gender segregation in the transport industry. Jodi Evans, ITF women transport workers and gender equality officer, talks with professor […]

March 6, 2020

Major unions join high-level transport symposium in South Africa

A high-level transport symposium in Johannesburg, South Africa has brought together the leaders of eight major unions to discuss how to appeal to the 76 percent of transport workers in the country that are unorganised. Also participating at the event were the general secretaries of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and IndustriALL global union. […]

February 28, 2020

The Esther Busser memorial prize

Do you know someone who has done outstanding work to promote social justice and decent work in the Global South? We are looking for nominations for the Esther Busser Memorial Prize. Details of how to enter are below. Esther Busser was a real friend of the ITF and working people in general. She died too […]

February 25, 2020