New youth blog from CC.OO Spain

For your information, here are links to the new youth blog from Federación de Servicios a la Ciudadanía de CC.OO, Spain, which is also directly linked to the main CC.OO website: http://blog.ccoo.es/juventud-federacion-servicios-a-la-ciudadania-ccoo http://www.fsc.ccoo.es/webfsc/menu.do?Actualidad:Juventud


December 2, 2009

Transport unions commit to World AIDS Day

For the fourth year running the ITF is calling on its’ affiliates to mark World AIDS Day on 1st December.  Due to the nature of their work in some areas, transport workers have been shown to be at higher risk of contracting HIV/AIDS.   As transport unions our challenge is to address this problem which fundamentally […]


November 30, 2009

Unions come together for the ITF African Region Young Workers Conference

During the African Regional Conference, the Young Workers Conference took place in Senegal on 22 November 2009. From the conference, it was raised that unions need to spread the message to young people, and that participants needed basic tools and policies to help young people to join unions and translate ideas into reality. It was […]


November 25, 2009

Giving Young Workers a Voice in Unions

Young workers face specific issues, and the Transport and Communication Workers Trade Union Industrial Federation, (TCWTUIF), Ethiopia strongly believes these concerns should be included in union organising and campaigning.  Young workers are valued contributors and partners. Zerihun Alemu, a member of the ITF Young Workers Steering Committee and the General   Secretary of TCWTUIF highlights that […]


November 11, 2009

CAW Youth Conference endorses ITF Young Workers Declaration

At the 4th CAW Youth Conference held August 2009, participants unanimously endorsed the ITF Young Workers Brussels Declaration. The revised declaration that was endorsed is as follows: Brussels Declaration As adopted by the ITF Youth Conference Delegates October 6-7th 2008, Brussels, Belgium We the young workers of the CAW, in support of ITF Young Workers, hereby […]


November 6, 2009

Upgrader Walton Makes History

When Philander ‘Fee’ Walton enrolled in the marine electrician course at the SIU affiliated Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training Education, she was simply trying to help advance her career as an engine-department Seafarer.  Turns out she made history along the way.  Fee is believed to be the first woman to successfully graduate from the […]


October 29, 2009

New young worker profile – George Gakis, MUA

Young Australian activist, George Gakis tells us of his involvement with the ITF in Brussels and the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) back home as he prepares for another conference in the coming months. “the youth here are given many opportunities to progress within the union and strive for our success” Read George’s profile here.


October 20, 2009

Youth Programme at Summer School

During this year’s ITF Summer School, our Youth programme was presented to participants from around the world.  Joe Mattock, one of our Youth Steering Committee members (Nautilus, Great Britain), introduced the current state of the work and invited Trade Unions around the world to join in.  Following the Steering Committee’s powerful presentation to the Executive […]


September 24, 2009

Young seafarers air key concerns

Young seafarers have flagged up criminalisation, job security and the image of seafaring amongst a range of key issues they believe should be tackled if maritime careers are to be promoted. Meeting at a focus group session in London, UK, from 6-8 April, the 20 young seafarers discussed the positive and negative aspects of making […]


April 15, 2009

ITF reaches out to young workers at World Social Forum

Young people from around the world have been learning more about trade unionism, thanks to the work of the ITF. The World Social Forum, which started 27 January in Belem, Brazil, provided an opportunity for ITF staff to engage with young people one-to-one. The ITF set up a stand by the youth area of the […]


February 9, 2009