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


Mr. Vineet Maan, is an union educator at North Western Railway Employees’ Union (NWREU), an affiliate of All India Railway Federation (AIRF). He helped to guide the young leaders at Jaipur Metro form their union. He also attended the first ITF Asia Pacific Young Transport Workers Network meeting, in Delhi, Oct 2015, with young leaders […]

February 17, 2016


Pradita Ningrum, a young workers and women’s leader in her union, Indonesian Railway Workers Union (SPKA). She is also a member of the ITF Asia Pacific Young Transport Workers Network, along with her colleague Nindya Prasetyanta. This is a brief outline and some photos of their recent (Nov 2015 – Feb 2016) Young and women workers’ activities. YOUTH […]

February 15, 2016

ITUC Youth Organising Activities

Second part of the ITUC Youth Committee meeting in Accra, 2 – 4 December was devoted to practical organising activities.  ITUC Organising Academy has previously given training on approaching young workers to start conversation on organising and to get contact details for follow up. ITUC organizer with the help of TUC Ghana organisers, put the training into practice with […]

January 21, 2016

9th ITUC Youth Committee Meeting

9th ITUC Youth Committee meeting was held in Accra, Ghana on 30 Nov -1 Dec 2015, with Youth coordinators and Committee members from ITUC PERC, TUCA, ITUC AP, ITUC Africa and TUC Ghana Youth representatives. ITF Young worker liaison was invited to participate, observe and identify link up on young workers’ work between ITF and ITUC. Meeting started with […]

January 20, 2016

Communication and Organising Young Transport Workers in Africa

Video produced by ITF Africa during the ITF young transport workers’ Communication, Campaigning and Organising workshop in South Africa —————————————- “Communication, Campaigning and Organising” Workshop in South Africa, Johannesburg on November 9-11, 2015. Eighteen young worker participants from seventeen countries; Niger, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Mauritania, Namibia, Ghana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Congo Brazzaville, Kenya, Benin, Togo, Liberia, Malawi, Democratic […]

December 11, 2015

UN day for the elimination of violence against women

Young Workers! Wednesday 25 November is UN day for the elimination of violence against women. Reports of physical, emotional and sexual violence against women are rising. As trade unionists we have to take action to be part of the solution to this global issue. Get info and inspiration on 25 November activities at Send […]

November 24, 2015