Joint Nordic letter to ITUC President
Joint Nordic letter
NFS organisations also affiliated to the ITUC, has sent a letter of request to the President of the ITUC Akiko Gono concerning vote of confidence ahead of the ITUC general council March 11th.
To President Akiko Gono, ITUC
Vote of Confidence on the ITUC General Secretary
Dear Ms Akiko Gono,
We the presidents of the undersigning 13 NFS-organisations also affiliated to the ITUC hereby ask that the General Council on March 11th table for the agenda a vote of confidence in the General Secretary Luca Visentini. The ITUC Constitution Article 31 d) states that the General Secretary sits as long as he/she has the confidence of the General Council. We believe the time has come to establish whether Luca Visentini indeed has this confidence.
Depending on the outcome of this vote, we ask for the General Council to also appoint an acting General Secretary from outside the ranks of current and past ITUC leadership until we have had time to arrange an extraordinary Congress to elect our new leader.
Kristján Þórður Snæbjarnarson, President NFS and ASI Iceland
Therese Svanström, Vice President NFS and President TCO Sweden
Lizette Risgaard, President FH Denmark
Lisbeth Lintz, President Akademikerne Denmark
Jarkko Eloranta, President SAK Finland
Antti Palola, President STTK, Finland and ITUC GC Titular member
Sonja Ýr Þorbergsdóttir, President BSRB Iceland
Friðrik Jónsson, President BHM Iceland
Peggy Hessen Følsvik, President LO Norway and ITUC GC Titular member
Ragnhild Lied, President Unio Norway
Hans-Erik Skjæggerud, President YS Norway
Susanna Gideonsson, President LO Sweden
Göran Arrius, President Saco Sweden and ITUC GC Titular member