INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT WORKERS’ FEDERATION 43rd Congress
Sofia, 14 August 2014
Young Transport Workers’ Conference REPORT
The Young Transport Workers’ Conference took place on 14 August 2014. Agenda Item 1: Election of Rapporteur
Travis Harrison, UNIFOR, Canada was elected Rapporteur. Christina Scott, MUA, Australia and Jackie Smith, NATCA, USA were elected Scrutineers. James Harris, MUA, Australia and Sebastian Maturano, Sindicato La Fraternidad, Argentina were elected Tellers.
Agenda Item 2 and 3: Congress Theme Document and Four Year Work Programme
The Co-‐chairs introduced both documents. From the four year work programme, the three main components of the “global engagement programme” were highlighted: reaching out to affiliates through sections and regions, developing mentoring and leadership, fighting climate change. It was proposed to discuss both agenda items in the format of a general debate which was agreed. Contributions were received from South Africa, India, Liberia, Spain, Tunisia, Argentina, Uganda, Australia, Brazil, Egypt, Barbados, Honduras, Philippines, Norway, Russia, Lebanon, Croatia, France, Japan, Maldives, and Germany.
During the general debate it was agreed to form a working group, to develop a road map to take forward the commitment on the Palestine project.
The conference adopted both documents as proposed. Agenda Item 4: Motions There were no motions referred to the Conference by the Resolutions Committee. Agenda item 5: Elections The Conference elected the following positions: Women Transport Workers’ Representative
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