Meeting the Palestine Young Workers

Sharon Li (Co Chair of ITF Young Transport Workers Committee) from ITF affiliated union Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS), visited Palestine and Israel on 14-18 September 2015 as part of ITF delegation representing the ITF Youth. She reports on her meeting with the Young Workers in Palestine and their activities. Activities for the Young Workers […]


November 2, 2015

Youth Regional Committee formed at the Arab World Regional Conference

At the regional conference for the Arab World, young transport workers delegates from Palestine, Bahrain, Algeria, Morocco, Yemen, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Tunisia, Jordan discussed challenges to the labour movement in this region which has experienced and continues to experience fundamental change. Young activists are at the centre of change, and the conference looked at […]


September 9, 2013

Young workers in the Arab World educate and organise!

20 young worker participants, including 7 women, from 10 countries in the Arab World attended a training of trainers programme from 25-27 March in Jordan. In the beautiful city of Aqaba, new and dynamic union educators were born! Participants discussed the role of trade union education as well as learned more about the basic skills […]


April 3, 2013

Organising young workers is a focus at ITF/FES youth seminar in Beirut

20 young workers’ representatives in the Arab World, half being young women, came together in an ITF/FES youth seminar in Beirut. For 2 days, participants bounced ideas back and forth. Sometimes there was agreement, sometimes not. Everyone was motivated to think deeply and critically about social change in the Arab World, building and strengthening unions […]


October 9, 2012

Youth conference begins in the Arab World

 Today is the start of this year’s first conference of young transport workers, and 31 delegates from eleven countries of the Arab World, from Jordan, Yemen, Iraq, Bahrain, Algeria, Kuwait, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon and Palestine meet in Amman (Jordan). Representatives come from all sections of the ITF and have a strong women’s participation. The […]


March 27, 2012

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 […]


October 14, 2011

ITF Youth discuss ‘Arab Spring’

Day 4 of the young workers summer school and participants received a powerful presentation from a young member of the Egyptian Seafarers Union regarding the revolution in Egypt. The presentation included the video below:


October 13, 2011