Youth want to organise

Day two of the workshop started with a thorough analysis of the railway operation in India, including a detailed mapping of staff, membership and youth activism in particular. Participants were very clear that – although this industry is currently well organised – there is always more organising to do. With youth employment growing fast throughout […]

December 13, 2016

Young Indian railway leaders: strategy for growth

Starting today, around 30 young men and women leaders from throughout the Indian railways come together in Mumbai to develop strategies to grow their unions. For the first time junior and senior leaders join the same workshop, so that they can benefit from each others experience. Faced by challenges such as privatisation and fragmentation of the Indian […]

December 12, 2016

Alex Tokhi from Unifor Canada talks about the climate change and young workers seminar

My name is Alex Tokhi. I work at Unifor Canada as national chair. I joined the ITF young workers team on a secondment programme to develop my organising skills. On September 27th to 30th I had the pleasure of participating in the ITF Africa Young Transport Workers Workshop and Climate Change Seminar in Dakar, Senegal, […]

October 14, 2016

The Youth Committee of NUSI visits the State of Kerala

From the 19th to the 24th of June 2016, members of the Youth Committee of the National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) visited the State of Kerala. Around 70 Seafarers from Aluva, Vypin, Trichur, North Paravur, Kochi, Lapuzha and Ernakulam, attended a meeting along with their families. Kochin’s Women wings also joined them.   In […]

July 11, 2016

Barbados Workers’ Union Youth Seminar & Congress

As part of the union’s continued training for young workers a youth seminar entitled “Young Workers and the Trade Union Movement” was  held at the Labour College from 23rd – 27th May.  This seminar addressed topics such as:  Team Building, Productivity In A Working  Environment, A Review of the Shops Act & The Employment Rights […]

June 16, 2016

Asia Pacific young workers get connected

Young transport workers from ITF unions in Asia Pacific have been learning how to build a network of activists and young leaders so they can play a powerful role in campaigning and organising to win a better deal for working people. Terence Tan, from the Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union, who attended the workshop, said: “The […]

June 15, 2016

Trade union programme of NRMU, New Delhi

The first zonal youth conference took place at Hardwar on 26­27 December 2015 and the aim was to create a youth committee that could organise and mobilise youth at workplaces. After 4 months the committee of 9 Divisional Convenors and 121 youth Branch Convenors was being elected and established. On 17-­18 May 2016 a two […]

June 3, 2016

Leadership Training – Liberia

Joshua S Wilson, Africa Representative of ITF Young Transport Workers Committee, reports on Leadership Training workshop for ITF Young Worker Committee members, Liberia held on April 12, 2016. On 12 April, a leadership training workshop for NCC Youth Committee took place with “four levels implementation under the ITF and ITC’s” at J. B. McGill Labour […]

May 10, 2016

“Just Do It” organising manual

European Transport Union Federation (ETF) manuals that will be useful for union organisers and educators. The “Just Do It” organising manual, developed in the context of a joint project with the other European Trade Union Federations, dealing with best practices on how to attract young workers to trade unions. The manual; “.. provides an overview of […]

April 18, 2016

Self-Defense and Self-Preservation

C/E Nina Sue M. Da-Silva, AMOSUP’s nominee for the Asia Pacific Young Transport Worker’s Network, reports on two recent activities she was involved in. Women in Maritime Philippines Central and Eastern Visayas Regional Chapter (WIMAPHIL CEVRC) WIMAPHIL CEVRC held their General Assembly Membership on 5th March 2015 in Cebu.  The Assembly gave a strong induction […]

April 7, 2016