About Action Week

Road, rail and urban transport unions united in action

Action Week is an opportunity for unions to:

  • highlight the big issues affecting workers in the road, railway and urban transport sectors
  • emphasise the importance of belonging to a union

View the activities from Action Week 2015

Action Week is an international platform for ITF trade unions to speak with a strong, united voice. It gives members the feeling of being part of a powerful, influential global movement.

It also creates a momentum that governments and employers cannot ignore. In fact, some unions have successfully won new legislation, collective bargaining agreements and an increase in members through their Action Week campaigns.

Find out more about our latest achievements. See here

The history of Action Week

Action Week began in 1997 as the ‘Fatigue Kills!’ campaign, an international day of action for road transport workers.

Since then, our affiliates have used the week to:

  • highlight local demands in an international framework
  • bring the issues that matter to the attention of those in power
  • And, since 2013, the action week was expanded to include railway workers’ unions

Read about previous Action Week campaigns. See here

Watch the ITF video ‘Road to a Common Cause’ (English, French and Spanish)

Now it’s your turn to make a difference! For more information, email: inlandtransport@itf.org.uk 

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Rizwanur Rahman Khan

845 Days Ago
It was the decision taken from ITF World Congress held in New Delhi in 1998 to observe an action day for Railway. Fortunately I attended that Congress and Bro. Umraomal Purohitjee elected President of ITF. Susequently action day program observed for other sections. Long live solidarity.
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