Young workers at Arab World Conference show solidarity for New Zealand dockers

On the second day of the conference of young transport workers of the Arab World, participants discussed challenges for young workers in this region. Here, too, precarious employment remains a huge challenge, as does high youth unemployment. A major focus was put on the need for awareness-building, and for trade unions to give a voice […]

March 28, 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

HIV AIDS E Bulletin 120

Please find enclosed the latest issue of the E-bulletin. Issue number 120  will look at a report on USAFERI, the first ever network of HIV positive transport workers; a report on the trade union call on Qatar based Al Jazeera to reinstate a HIV positive journalist.  The bulletin will also highlight a report from the WHO on the […]

March 23, 2012

Russian railway union focuses on youth

Students from railway universities across Russia gathered in St Petersburg last month to promote the students’ active involvement in trade union activities and to train youth leaders and potential trade union activists. There are nine universities in Russia which train professional personnel for work in the country’s railway industry with students from them making up […]

March 13, 2012

Asia Pacific Youth Network Podcast – Youth Entrepreneurship (March 2012)

In this fourth APYouthNet discussion podcast, APYouthNet members and panellists discussed the topic of “Youth Entrepreneurship – Opportunities for Youth in Asia and the Pacific”. For this fourth programme the expert panel in the APYouthNet studio were: Mr Passakorn Supeepre (Thai youth entrepreneur); Dr Kiatanantha Lounkaew (Dhurakij Pundit University); and Mr Matthieu Cognac (ILO Youth […]

International Women’s Day 2012

For the past 11 years, ITF affiliates have participated in the ITF campaign for International Women’s Day on the 8th of March by organising practical activities to campaign for and secure women transport workers’ rights and increase their visibility and participation in the union movement. The ITF Women’s Committee is once again calling on affiliates […]

March 8, 2012

Report of the 2012 MUA national conference

Please find below a report of the 2012 MUA National Conference by George Gakis. 2012 National Conference, started with the Youth, Women and Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island gathering on the Sunday. These items were run and operated by the Members each having a panel of there own. The panels went ahead and discussed what main […]

March 7, 2012

RMT, Great Britain, hold their 10th young members conference

Highlights from the 10th RMT young members conference held in February 2012 in  Great Britain

March 6, 2012