Wellington Chibebe was elected Deputy General Secretary of the ITUC in 2011.
Prior to taking up that position, he served as Secretary General of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU).
He joined the ZCTU in 2001 having previously served as President of the National Railway Workers’ Union, which he joined in 1988 after serving his apprenticeship as a diesel plant fitter.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from the University of South Africa (UNISA).
Wellington Chibebe has represented Zimbabwe’s trade union movement on numerous occasions at the annual ILO International Labour Conference and various other major international meetings.
A champion for democracy and development, he was awarded the inaugural Arther Svensson International Award for Trade Union Rights by the Norwegian Chemical Workers’ Federation in 2010.
In 2014, Wellington Chibebe was re-elected as ITUC Deputy General Secretary.