The ITF Executive Board has been hearing about latest developments in the industrial hubs programme.

Speaking about the newest hub to get off the ground in Belfast, programme lead Paula Hamilton spoke about using hubs like airports and ports to shape the future of employment and give organising opportunities that can’t be delivered without having a cross sectoral approach.

There are now eight hubs up and running in the UK and development is going on in Algeria in the Arab World region. The intention is to use the model to organise in Africa and Asia Pacific as well.

Steve Turner, assistant general secretary of Unite, the UK sponsor union of the project, reported back the success of the hubs programme in empowering workers to organise and break down the barriers that some employers have tried to create between groups of workers.