UNI Global Union appoints Alke Boessiger as the next Deputy General Secretary

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Desk Report: UNI Global’s Head of ICTS, Alke Boessiger was selected as the next Deputy General Secretary by the Management Committee in Nyon. She will be decorating the seat of her new position during the UNI World Congress in Liverpool in June. The information comes through a tweet of UNI Global Union.

She expressed, “I am incredibly happy to be chosen as the next UNI Deputy General Secretary and have been at UNI for much of my life as a trade unionist and have held many different responsibilities in various departments and sectors.  I am proud to have had the opportunity to work with many different affiliates, regions and UNI staff over the years and have learned a lot from them all.”

“My trade union roots are in Germany, where I learned what our work is all about – making workers’ lives better. Fighting against inequality, unfair treatment and striving for an equal society that is inclusive and gives opportunities to all” she added.

There was glowing praise for Alke Boessiger’s appointment from President of UNI Global Union Ann Selin, General Secretary Philip Jennings and Deputy General Secretary Christy Hoffman.

Ann Selin said, “I am delighted to welcome Alke Boessiger as the next Deputy General Secretary of UNI Global Union. Alke has been a stalwart of the UNI family and we have complete trust that she is the right candidate to break through for workers around the world.”

UNI General Secretary Philip Jennings said, “I’ve witnessed Alke’s progress in to a formidable trade unionist and we have the utmost confidence that under the leadership of Christy and Alke, we will build on and continue the groundbreaking achievements of UNI Global Union.”

UNI Deputy General Secretary Christy Hoffman said, “I am thrilled to work with Alke in a new era for UNI. We will be a forward-looking leadership team who will take the fight for workers’ rights to the next level.”

Alke Boessiger has had a long career at UNI Global Union in a variety of different roles and sectors including as Head of ICTS and UNI Commerce. Boessiger was also one of the heads of UNI’s organizing unit which led to the pioneering work of UNI.