World Day for Decent Work (WDDW), October 7

With the global economic crisis still hitting working people hard in every part of the world, trade unions around the world will once again organise mobilisations, events and activities on October 7 to demand decent jobs and full respect for workers’ rights. The crisis, and the inability or unwillingness of governments to restore jobs and […]

September 26, 2012

Young transport workers pledge action at global conference

Young transport workers from around the world are set to take action in a number of key areas, after they drafted plans at the ITF youth conference this week in Montreal, Canada. One hundred and twenty youth activists from 54 unions in 28 countries were attending the ITF youth conference from 17-19 September where they […]

September 20, 2012

“We have made a lot of friends in the ITF and we continue to keep our relationship alive and strong” says Paolo Cestoni

I am Paolo Cestoni from U.P.S.A in Argentina.  We have 2000 members, meaning we are a small union in the Argentina. I work for my union 90% of my time; there is a lot of work to be done, especially with the government! Nowadays there are many problems in the social dialog, but we need […]

September 19, 2012

Member from Unite the Union shares her experiences from the young workers conference

I am Lindsey Olliver from Unite the Union in Great Britain.  I represent cabin crew, I work on a plane. I joined my union because I kept complaining about the working conditions so I decided to take action. It is really important to take care of your members! We are at the moment recruiting a lot […]

Precarious work is the focus of the second day of the young workers conference

Delegates on the second day of the conference heard a presentation from Dave Spooner of the Global Labour Institute on precarious work. The discussion included the definition of a precarious worker and how do unions organise these group of workers.   The conference then broke into working groups: Campaigning and Organising, Building Stronger Unions Building Networks, […]

September 18, 2012

Young activists come together for the ITF Young Transport Workers Conference

120 young activists from 54 unions in 28 countries came together at the ITF Young Transport Workers Conference which began today, Monday 17 September in Montreal. David Cockroft, General Secretary of the ITF opened the conference.  He called for the young activists to encourage their unions to engage more in international work. Jonathan Neale, writer […]

September 17, 2012

ITF Youth Officer looks ahead to the ITF Young Transport Workers Conference

Ingo Marowsky has been the ITF Youth Officer since 2008.  With less than a week to go until the ITF Young Transport Workers Conference in Montreal, he outlines the key issues that the event will focus on together with his hopes for what will be achieved at the first inter-congress conference. For me, this event is going to be […]

September 12, 2012

“I hope to learn from everyone the skills to give confidence to workers who are afraid of joining the union and taking part in our campaigns” says Fredrik

Hi, my name is Fredrik Fan. I’m a 23-year-old organiser of the Union of Hong Kong Dockers. There is a committee consisting of the young organisers in our union, aiming to sustain the commitment of the internship students at our union, and to explore young worker issues. The main problems that the young workers have […]

September 3, 2012