Nature of Work and Globalization of Social Rights
Can Democracy Survive Interdependence?
Alterglobalization, a Long-term Process Leading to Alternatives
Global Governance and the Achievement of a Universal Civil Society
Proposals for a Fair and Sustainable Economy
Political and Institutional Governance
Kicking the Habit: The World Bank and the IMF Are Still Addicted to Attaching Economic-policy Conditions to Aid
Proposal for a Charter of Universal Responsibilities
Universal Declaration of Emerging Human Rights
Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
A World Alliance against Social Apartheid
Hearing on Neo-liberal Politics and European Transnational Corporations in Latin America and the Caribbean
Conference for Climate Change
Alternative World Water Forum
The Emergence of Global Administrative Law
Building Consensus on Food Safety Programs among Consumer and Public Health Organizations
As globalisation touches more workplaces in more countries, it is no longer possible to have an effective union organizing strategy in most industries without a global dimension. However, such international union coordination requires some new ways of working. This article deals with the challenges faced by Unions in the increasingly globalized transport industry. The reality for most unions is that transport workers face increasing pressure towards lower conditions and less job security. Yet it is also true that the global economy now depends on sensitive global transport and distribution systems.
In this framework, the ITF has developed and Agenda for a more flexible way of Union organization, called Organizing Globally. The separation of port workers, truckers, seafarers and rail workers may impede a union strategy that needs to cut across transport modes. Organizing Globally aims to ask unions to commit resources to strategies that would prioritize strengthening organization in strategic target areas like multi-modal transport companies, largest container ports like Hong-Kong, Oil industry and oil tanker drivers, passenger transport companies, etc.
Source : ITF