Inga Ruginienė, the president of the Lithuanian Trade Union Confederation (LPSK), has been nominated to take the position of vice-president of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).
Her nomination to this important position was initiated by the Bulgarian, Latvian and Estonian trade union confederations. Also, there is seen considerable support from other countries.
The current general secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation Esther Lynch recently released a communication in which I. Ruginienė is included among her suggested candidates.
“The situation in Eastern Europe and priority problems of our region are often different from those of Scandinavia or Western European countries. That is why it is important for us to have a representative of our region among the leaders of the European trade union confederation”, says I. Ruginienė.
According to the ETUC Constitution, the ETUC General Secretary has the right to choose her political team. Its composition has to be approved by the voting delegates of all ETUC members during the Congress.
The European Trade Union Confederation is a progressive trade union organization that has been active for more than half a century and defends the interests of workers. Currently, it comprises 93 national trade union confederations in 41 countries, plus 10 European trade union federations. In total, the ETUC represents approximately 45 million workers.