LO President elected as ITUC Deputy President
International issues International Trade Union Confederation, ITUC, concluded its 3rd World Congress on 23 May in Berlin. Sharan Burrow was re-elected as General Secretary and LO President Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson was elected as one of two Deputy Presidents.
- First and foremost, I am LO President.
LO members are always my principal task, says Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson in a comment. But if we fail to improve conditions for workers in other countries, there is a risk that it may eventually threaten Swedish jobs and working conditions. Therefore, trade union international work is very important. Our goal is that all countries should at least follow the ILO core conventions on human rights at work and that workers all over the world should be ensured decent living conditions.