ITUC General Secretary

ITUC General Secretary Luca Visentini has stepped aside from his post, effective 14 December, pending a specially convened meeting of the ITUC General Council next week that will discuss the situation and decide what steps to take.

The 85-member General Council, which includes representatives from ITUC affiliates around the world, is the supreme governing body of the ITUC between Congresses. The meeting will take place on 21 December.

In the interim, Deputy General Secretary Owen Tudor, re-elected at the ITUC Congress in Melbourne last month, will fulfil the functions of the General Secretary in line with the ITUC’s rules.