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Comment on election of new ILO director-general

29 May 2012

Commenting on the election of Guy Ryder as director-general elect of United Nations body the ILO (International Labour Organization), ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) general secretary David Cockroft said today: “This is a ground-breaking decision, which means that for the first time the ILO will be captained by someone with trade union rather than government experience – and, as it happens, by a man of undoubted commitment and skill.”

He continued: “Guy is one of my oldest friends, and I can think of no one better qualified to build on the undoubted successes of his predecessors. The ILO has increasingly taken on a major role in global governance, as bodies like the IMF, World Bank and the G20 have come to realise that maintaining decent jobs is fundamental to running a global economy. That role will no doubt continue to grow in importance under this new leadership.”

ENDS

An ILO press release on the election can be seen at www.ilo.org/gb/about-governing-body/appointment-of-director-general/WCMS_181735/lang--en/index.htm

An ITUC comment can also be seen at www.ituc-csi.org/guy-ryder-elected-as-ilo-director.html

For more information contact ITF press officer, Sam Dawson.
Direct line: + 44 (0)20 7940 9260.
Email: dawson_sam@itf.org.uk

International Transport Workers' Federation - ITF:
HEAD OFFICE
ITF House, 49 - 60 Borough Road, London SE1 1DS
Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7403 2733
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7375 7871
Email: mail@itf.org.uk
Web: www.itfglobal.org




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