Unionists unite in the USA

 In July, I was privileged to be able to meet union members and officials from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) at their annual young workers’ summer school. Held at the residential facility of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers just outside Washington DC, 35 people from 27 different countries gathered to discuss […]

August 26, 2015

ITF Summer School 2015 Video

Hope you will enjoy it.  A video showing a compilation of all the work and activities that the participants were engaged in during the whole week (7-11 July 2015) of the ITF Young Workers Summer School – Hollywood, Maryland USA . Best regards Kamil

August 7, 2015

ITF Young Transport Workers support United Flight Attendants

  ITF Young Transport Workers’ Committee meeting in Washington DC, USA (14 -16 July 2015) participated in the global action day by US cabin crew union Association of Flight Attendants-Communication Workers Association (AFA-CWA) for a fair contract at United Airlines. United Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the AFA-CWA calls on United Airlines to negotiate a fair contract […]

July 21, 2015

Experiences from the Summer School, from MUA participant

Edward Dunne from the MUA (Northern NSW Branch), Australia,was one of the 40 participants at the ITF young workers summer school.  Read about his experiences from his report here at the MUA website.

October 24, 2011

Final day of the young workers summer school

The final day of the young workers summer school heard a debate regarding how can youth activism be stronger in unions and in the ITF. Eugene Flynn from 54 degrees presented a session about using social media for campaigns and youth activism. There were also presentations and activities regarding strengthening youth participation and networking in the ITF […]

October 14, 2011

Youth discuss how to strengthen strategic campaigns and organising

The fourth day of the young workers summer school heard a discussion regarding how to strengthen campaigns and organising. There was also a presentation and an overview of campaign and organising steps. The day included group work on values and beliefs, identifying targets and allies together with a practical session about building worker communication networks. […]

October 13, 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:

Young Workers discuss the political role of unions beyond the workplace

Day 3 of the ITF young workers summer school and the young workers participated in a panel discussion regarding the political role of union beyond the workplace.  The panel was made up of Dave Spooner from the Global Labour Institute, Demi  Pnevmatikos from the Womens department at the ITF, Ommund Stokka, ITF Young Workers Committee member from Industri […]

October 12, 2011

Young Workers come together to express support for sacked DHL worker in Norway

Young workers from across the world came together today (10 October) at the ITF Young Workers Summer School to express support for Monika Okpe, a shop steward and branch secretary of Nortsk Transportarbeiderforbund who was dismissed on 6 May 2011 by local DHL Management at the Ulven terminal in Oslo. The participants passed a resolution […]

October 10, 2011