FORA.tv Speaker - Guy Ryder
Guy Ryder was born on 3 January 1956, in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
After graduating with an MA in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University, he was employed as an assistant in the International Department of the Trades Union Congress (TUC, Great Britain), from 1982-1985.
In 1985, he was appointed secretary of the Industry Trade Section of the International Federation of Commercial, Clerical, Professional and Technical Employees (now Union Network International) in Geneva.
From 1988-1998 he worked at the Geneva Office of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU, a predecessor organisation to the ITUC), initially as assistant director, then as director and secretary of the Workersâ€™ Group of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
In 1998, he was appointed director of the Bureau for Workersâ€™ Activities, International Labour Office (ILO), and from 1999-2001 he served as director of the Office of the ILO Director-General.
On 1 February 2002, he was appointed general secretary of the ICFTU, a position which he held until the founding Congress of the ITUC in November 2006, where he was elected ITUC General Secretary.
01.29.09 | 00:57:56 min
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