V Skilagyi speaks about encouraging young workers into the railway section

Please see attachment below which is an interview with Veronika Szilagyi, ITF Railway Workers’ Section Young Workers’ Representative regarding women and young workers in the railways section. veronika


October 31, 2011

ITF Global HIV/AIDS project E bulletin, issue 114

Here is the latest issue of the project E-bulletin. This issue will look at a report on the launching of the ITF’s World AIDS day campaign; a report on new ITF documentary which have received award in Delhi Development film festival. The issue will also highlight the release of 2010 Global Tuberculosis control report. Bulletin 114


October 27, 2011

Asia Pacific Youth Network Podcast #1 – Jobs of the Future

In this first APYouthNet (Asia-Pacific Youth Employment Network) discussion podcast, APYouthNet members and panelists discussed the topic of “Jobs of the Future – Emerging Trends in Youth Employment in Asia-Pacific” with the APYouthNet community. For this first programme the expert panel in the APYouthNet studio were: Mr Deibel Effendi from the Indonesian Ministry of Youth […]


October 26, 2011

CAW Youth Discuss the Economy

Around 100 young workers from across Canada met in September to attend the Canadian Auto Workers Youth Conference.  The conference theme was Where’s Our Recovery? Young Worker Dialogues, Responses and Actions in response to the current economic climate and government response.  The conference was surrounding the topic of the impact of Canada’s economic crisis on […]


October 24, 2011

NNSW Takes Solidarity Action with ILWU

On Friday 21 October a group of Young MUA Members from Newcastle took action at Newcastle Port. The group held a protest at the STX Jasmine in solidarity with the ILWU Longview Lockout. The STX Jasmine is a ship based from the Port of Longview and carries grain from the terminal.  ITF Inspector and MUA […]


Experiences from the Summer School, from MUA participant

Edward Dunne from the MUA (Northern NSW Branch), Australia,was one of the 40 participants at the ITF young workers summer school.  Read about his experiences from his report here at the MUA website.


New collective agreement for Deutsche Post workers in Germany benefits young and old

German affiliate Verdi has brokered a new deal with DHL that safeguards jobs and provides older workers with a guarantee of employment up to the age of 67.  The new settlement, reached during the ninth round of negotiations, extends dismissal protection to the company’s 130,000 employees until 2015.  Meanwhile a “generations pact” allows older employees […]


October 14, 2011

Solidarity with dismissed Gulf Air workers in Bahrain

Solidarity with dismissed Gulf Air workers in Bahrain The ITF is very concerned that members and leaders of two transport unions – members of the ITF-affiliated General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions – have been targeted for court action following the protests that took place earlier this year. Both sets of workers are accused of […]


Final day of the young workers summer school

The final day of the young workers summer school heard a debate regarding how can youth activism be stronger in unions and in the ITF. Eugene Flynn from 54 degrees presented a session about using social media for campaigns and youth activism. There were also presentations and activities regarding strengthening youth participation and networking in the ITF […]


Youth discuss how to strengthen strategic campaigns and organising

The fourth day of the young workers summer school heard a discussion regarding how to strengthen campaigns and organising. There was also a presentation and an overview of campaign and organising steps. The day included group work on values and beliefs, identifying targets and allies together with a practical session about building worker communication networks. […]


October 13, 2011