The Voice of Youth in the Seafarers’ Union Of Croatia

The first conference of the Youth Section in the Seafarers’ Union of Croatia was held on botel (boat-motel) Marina in Rijeka on 12-13 December 2013.  30 young members of the Section gathered, as well as employees and guests from Croatia and Europe. The aim of the conference was to establish a new body within the SUC, whose elected representatives […]

December 18, 2013

Young workers in South & South East Asia call for urgent action on climate change

27 young workers came together from across South & South East Asia to discuss climate change during a seminar in Lonavala, India held at the NUSI training centre (National Union of Seafarers of India) on 26-27 November 2013. One outcome from the seminar was a statement (see below) to the S&SE Asian young transport workers […]

November 29, 2013

Young transport workers conference South and South East Asia closes with call for global action

International participants of the above event said good bye to India today. After a workshop during which the serious matter of climate change and its impact on peoples’ livelihoods was discussed, activists dealt with industrial and political matters. Initially, the conference learnt about the space young transport workers have in the ITF since the Mexico […]

November 28, 2013

Workshop for young transport workers in Asia/Pacific kicks off in India

The ITF’s South and South East Asia young transport workers conference has started today at the school of the National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) in Lonavala near Mumbai/India. In his opening remarks, the ITF’s youth officer Ingo Marowsky thanked the hosts for their invaluable support of this work. In his view, the ever-increasing […]

November 27, 2013

Young transport workers in Asia/Pacific gather in India

Young activists from transport workers unions from South and South East Asia arrive in a training  centre just outside Mumbai/India today and tomorrow to gather for the ITF’s South and South East Asia young transport workers conference.   At the school of the National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) in Lonavala, around 80 participants […]

November 26, 2013

Building from the bottom up and solidarity is key, says first regional conference for young transport workers

  Building structures, making links and setting the agenda for young transport workers in Latin America and the Caribbean were top issues for debate – as was building a solidarity network across the Americas. Emiliano Addisi, member of the ITF young workers’ committee representing Latin America and the Caribbean welcomed delegates to the first youth […]

November 5, 2013

Youth to Youth – October 2013

Youth to Youth is the Asia Pacific news bulletin for young members in the region. It is published every two months by the Public Services International Asia Pacific Regional Organisation (PSI-APRO). Should you wish to contribute to this bulletin or news subscription, please contact: You can find the October edition of the bulletin here.

October 29, 2013

Young dockers in Belgium have their say!

Young dockers in Belgium have been talking about their big issues and how they see the union movement moving forward during their BTB board meeting. 14 young workers who are members of the board were there-their jobs range from container tally clerks to lashers to straddle-carrier drivers. The Belgian union is keen to raise awareness […]

October 28, 2013

Youth Committee formed at the ETF Transunion Youth Conference

On the second and last day of the ETF’s “Transunion” conference in Zagreb, young delegates from 27 countries focussed on discussing challenges to the labour movement in this region. As do other regions of the world, Europe also continues to experience the impact of the financial crisis and austerity measures imposed by financial institutions, governments, […]

October 15, 2013

‘Generation Hopeless’ not hopeless at all!

On the first day of its deliberation, the ETF young transport workers conference analysed four areas of work.  In view of the crisis in the European labour markets and the super high employment in their age bracket, a discussion paper referred to them as “generation hopeless”.  Very soon the action plan the conference developed showed […]

October 14, 2013