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INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT WORKERS’ FEDERATION 43rd Congress


Sofia, 13 August 2014


Railway Workers’ Section Conference REPORT


The Railway Workers’ Section Conference took place on 13 August 2014. Øystein Aslaksen (Norway) chaired the meeting.


Report of the Secretariat 1.


A film highlighting key developments and activities in the ITF inland transport sections since the last Congress in 2010, was shown to the meeting.


Agenda Item 1: Election of Rapporteur 2.


Øystein Aslaksen was elected rapporteur. 3.


Wayne Butson (RMTU, New Zealand) and Marion Carstens (EVG, Germany) were elected scrutineer and teller.


Agenda Item 2: Congress Theme Document Agenda Item 3: Four Year Work Programme Agenda Item 4: Motions


4. 5. It was agreed to discuss agenda items 2, 3 and 4 together.


Mac Urata (section secretary, ITF inland transport sections) referenced the Congress Theme Document, From global crisis to global justice – transport workers fighting back and informed the Conference of the three priorities for the ITF Railway Workers’ Section for 2014-­‐2018, namely:


• Challenging further privatisation and liberalisation • Promotion of safety first policy • Organising strategies for railway workers


6.


The following speakers were invited to address the Conference on each of the priorities for the Section:


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