Atwoli Elected ITUC Vice President for the Fourth Time.

Cotu boss Francis Atwoli was  again re-elected as the Vice President of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) to serve for the fourth term.

His  name was earlier proposed by over 3,000 delegates attending the 4th ITUC congress in Copenhagen, Denmark.

He was later elected through a majority vote.

The delegates unanimously approved his name for the top job, granting him another four-year term in the leadership of the global trade union.

Atwoli  is expected to enhance international cooperation between trade unions, spearhead global campaigns and advocacy within the major global institutions.

In his speech, Atwoli appreciated the confidence his colleagues have in him and promised to fulfill their interests in the labour market.

“The position you have just bestowed on me this morning is not an easy one , you are sending me to war to fight for working men and women wherever they are in the world,” he said.

“I am only your soldier whose actions come from you , the commanders and I will never let you down, I will stand for your interests and put up my life for you always.”

Atwoli is  also serving as the current president of the Organization of African Trade Union Unity( OATUU) and Pan-African Continent’s trade union.

Atwoli is now serving the third term in the trade union that lives by the principles of trade union democracy and independence.


The ITUC remains the largest trade union in the world with a membership of 207 million.

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