Atwoli elected ITUC Vice President for fourth term

Atwoli elected ITUC Vice President for fourth term

Francis Atwoli addressing delegates at the ITUC conference, 2022.

  • Atwoli was elected to the post at the ongoing trade union organization's 5th Congress in Melbourne, Australia, with the body boasting of a membership of over 200 million people drawn from 163 Countries.

Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli has been re-elected for the fourth term to the position of Vice President of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

Atwoli was elected to the post at the ongoing trade union organization's 5th Congress in Melbourne, Australia, with the body boasting of a membership of over 200 million people drawn from 163 Countries.

Atwoli's nomination was unanimously approved by more than 2000 delegates, paving the way for his four-year term at ITUC, which is domiciled in Brussels, Belgium.

“The position you have just bestowed on me this morning isn't an easy one. You are sending me to fight for working men and women wherever they are in the world. I will never let you down. I will stand for your interests and put up my life for you always,” Atwoli said.

He further assured the new General Secretary of the support from COTU (Kenya) in ensuring he delivers on his vision. 

Atwoli was earlier on elected, unopposed, to the Seven-Member Credentials Committee, within the architecture of the ITUC, that determines who qualifies as a delegate of the confederation.

The Committee also reports on the composition of the various delegations per country as well as the extent of their individual voting power.

Besides this, Atwoli was elected as a titular member to the General Council of the ITUC to represent the Eastern Africa Region, after being proposed by a delegate from Tanzania and seconded by trade union leaders from Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Mauritius among others. 

Others elected during the hotly contested ITUC elections were the new Confederation’s General Secretary Luca Vasentini from Italy.


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