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.

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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.

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