"The African regional conference is the largest meeting of the ITF African family. There is no doubt that Africa has enormous potential. I am calling on ITF Africa, in particular our active youth and women, to join the debate to help us build a regional strategy that aims to create a 'Stronger Africa, Stronger ITF; moving from global crisis to global justice'."
Joseph Katende, regional secretary, ITF Africa
What is a regional conference and why is it important?
The ITF holds regional conferences once every four years. These gatherings are where discussions on regional issues and solutions take place and are the largest and most important for ITF affiliates. The outcomes of your discussions will be taken to the ITF Congress 'From Global Crisis to Global Justice, transport workers fighting back' in 2014. At the congress, the ITF family will set the direction and policy for the next four years as well as electing the president, vice-president, general secretary and executive board.
Your regional conference
The ITF Africa conference will be held from 25-27 September in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The conference theme ‘Stronger Africa, Stronger ITF; moving from global crisis to global justice’ reflects key discussions that will take place on the importance of mobilising workers in the face of changes in ownership of transport companies and the resulting safety and organising challenges for public transport.
Participants will look at ways to deal with the issues to improve the effectiveness of the ITF and its affiliates in preparation for Congress.
Straight from the conference floor
Have your say and find out what issues are being debated and the solutions proposed.