LO elected two new Vice Presidents
Organisational issues A unanimous LO Congress today elected Therese Guovelin as new First Vice President and Berit Müllerström as new Second Vice President.
Therese Guovelin comes from the Hotel and Restaurant Workers’ Union, HRF. She started her professional career as a waitress and graduated from the Åre Tourist Hotel School. After trade union work at several workplaces she started as a trade union official at HRF’s West Branch in Gothenburg in 1994. She has been a member of the HRF’s leadership since 2008 and was elected as President at HRF Congress in November 2014.
- I now want to continue my work by pushing for a gender-equal labour market with full employment and decent conditions of work, says Therese Guovelin.
Berit Müllerström comes from the Swedish Municipal Workers’ Union and was formerly a care assistant in home-help services. In the late 1970s she became a trade union representative and since then has held a number of trade union positions. In 1996 she became a trade union official at the Municipal Workers’ Union in Älvsborg. Her last position was Head of the Municipal Workers' Union Organisational Development Unit, which she had held since 2010.
- The questions I am most passionate about are gender equality and diversity, and I will continue to promote them as LO's Second Vice President, says Berit Müllerström.Jonas Wall