General Secretary - International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Sharan Burrow was re-elected for a second term as General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation at the ITUC World Congress in May 2014. Previously President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) from 2000 – 2010, she served as inaugural President of the ITUC from its foundation in Vienna in 2006, and of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (a predecessor organisation to the ITUC) from 2004.
The ITUC is the world’s peak labour union body and has grown to represent 207 million workers in 163 countries and territories with 331 national affiliates. It’s mission is to reduce inequality with quality jobs, living wages and social protection, the promotion and defense of workers’ rights and interests, through international cooperation between trade unions, global campaigning and advocacy.
The ITUC’s primary mission is the promotion and defense of workers’ rights and interests, through international cooperation between trade unions, global campaigning and advocacy within the major global institutions. The ITUC represents 207 million workers in 163 countries and territories and has 331 national affiliates.
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