Geneva, 6 June 2011 (ACTRAV INFO) – The members of the Workers’ Group elected Luc Cortebeeck, President of Belgium’s Confederation of Christian Trade Unions (CSC), as the Worker Vice-Chairperson of the Governing Body. Elected for a three-year term, Luc Cortebeeck succeeds Sir Roy Trotman in this post.
Elected to the Chair of the Governing Body was Greg Vines, from the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva. Daniel Funes de Rioja, President of the Social Policy Department of the Unión Industrial Argentina, was re-elected as Employer Vice-Chairperson for 2011-12.
Made up of 56 titular members (28 government members, 14 employer members and 14 worker members) and 66 substitute members (28 government, 19 employers and 19 workers), the Governing Body is the executive of the International Labour Office. It takes decisions on ILO policy, sets the agenda for the International Labour Conference, and prepares the Organization’s programme and budget for submission to the Conference. The Governing Body meets three times a year, in March, June and November.
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