The Industrial Relations Society of Victoria (IRSV) invites you to attend our annual Women in Industrial Relations event - Wine and Webinar - with guest speaker:
General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Thursday 9 July 2020 at 5.00pm via webinar
Sharan Burrow was elected General Secretary of the ITUC in 2010 and was re-elected in 2014 and 2018. Prior to this, she held the position of ITUC President since its Founding Congress in 2006 and the position of ICFTU President since 2004. Sharan is the first woman to have held any of these positions.
In 2000, Sharan was the second woman to be elected President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and the first woman to be elected President of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions Asia Pacific Region Organisation. She has served as a member of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation and a member of the Stakeholder Council of the Global Reporting Initiative. As part of her ILO responsibilities, Sharan chaired the Workers’ Group of the Sub-Committee on Multinational Enterprises.
Recently, Sharan was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia in 2019.
From the ITUC's headquarters in Brussels, Sharan will be speaking on the gendered impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which will be followed by a Q and A session. This will provide the opportunity for IRSV members and friends to ask Sharan any questions.
This is a free event but registration is required:
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If you are not already a member, we encourage you to join the IRSV to receive discounted tickets to functions and professional development events throughout the year.
Although we can't meet in person, please grab a wine and join IRSV members online for what promises to be an engaging discussion with Sharan Burrow.