Zimbabwean Union Leader elected ITUC Deputy General Secretary - February 2011

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Zimbabwean trade union leader Wellington Chibebe was unanimously elected to the position of Deputy General Secretary of the global trade union body ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) in Belgium this month.

Chibebe, 47, will complete his current term as General Secretary of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU). He will then  join ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow and Deputy General Secretary Jaap Wienen as a full-time elected official after the ZCTU Congress later this year.

"Wellington Chibebe has an outstanding record as a leader in Zimbabwe, defending workers rights and campaigning for democracy, and is a highly-respected trade unionist both in Africa and around the world. We look forward to his talent, energy and commitment being deployed as a key part of our international team," said Burrow.

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