‘Young people should not be seen more as a separate category but as an integral part of the union structure’ says Sara

Hello my name is Sara Tripodi. I work for the trade union FILT-CGIL.  I have worked full time for the union since February, before I worked for the Italian railways company Trenitalia. I’m in charge of railway workers, but recently I got a secretarial job that will allow me to follow workers in other sectors such as […]


August 30, 2012

‘We need to highlight the importance of youth structures’ says Sharon

  Hi, I am Sharon Li, an Asia-Pacific Region representative in the ITF Young Transport Workers Committee. I am working with the Singapore Organisation of Seamen in Singapore. I feel that having an inter-congress conference allows young workers and activists to air their concerns and views, which would in turn impact the current and future […]


Riyani looks forward to her first young workers conference

Riyani Oktora, a women’s representative from the Indonesia Railway Workers Union will be attending her first ITF Young Transport Workers Conference in Montreal on 17-19 September 2012. She is keen to speak to other young women at the conference to see how their experiences of working in the transport industry and union life differ from […]


August 21, 2012

Co-chair, Travis Harrison, shares his vision for the ITF Young Transport Workers Conference

My name is Travis Harrison, I’m 30 years old and live in (Metro) Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I am the Recording Secretary of the Canadian Auto Workers Local 2200. I am employed at Coast Mountain Bus Company (Metro Vancouver Transit) in the Skilled Trades classification of Electronic Technician. I represent North America on the ITF […]


August 15, 2012

North American committee member looks forward to the forthcoming ITF Young Transport Workers Conference

My name is Hugo Boisjoly, I am Assistant Vice-President East Coast for the Seafarers’ International Union of Canada. Also, I hold a seat on the ITF Young Transport Workers Committee as a North-American representative. The first ITF inter-Congress Conference for young transport workers will be held in Montreal in September this year. What do you as […]


August 8, 2012