Youth want to organise

December 13, 2016

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 the sector, youth activism is key to the future of the respective workers unions. Participating unions are good at it but want to improve and – as importantly – get ready to support their fellow unions, all affiliated under the umbrella of the All India Railwaymen’s Federation.

“The skills represented by participants were of a high level, and the energy in the room was amazing” says Ingo Marowsky, ITF youth officer.15542076_1168430866568103_6558535669871412960_n

“This was an important step to activate mass membership, as per ITF strategy. Not only did we leave our workshop with clear targets, but we are also confident we will achieve those” highlights Preeti Singh, member of the ITF’s global young transport workers committee.

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