The International Transport Workers’ Federation comprises around 700 trade unions in 150 countries, representing over 4.5 million global workers. The Federation engages in worldwide campaigns on a range of issues, representing transport workers and campaigning for their rights. It is organised into eight industrial sections: Seafarers, Dockers, Railways, Road Transport, Civil Aviation, Inland Navigation, Fisheries and Tourism Services.
The Modern Records Centre currently holds archives of the International Transport Workers’ Federation dating from 1896-2004, comprising over 700 boxes of material; a unique resource on the working-class movement in an international context. Records range from committee files and policy documents to correspondence, subject files, photographs and film.