Central Organization of Trade Unions(COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli has been re-elected for a record fourth time as a member of International Labour Organization(ILO) Governing Body in Geneva, Switzerland.
This comes barely two months after he was re-elected as COTU boss unopposed.
He was re-elected during the on-going 109th Virtual Session of the International Labour Conference, ILC.
“I’m humbled by all your congratulatory messages on my 4th re-election as a Member of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Governing Body. To all Kenyan workers, thank you for your support that has given me recognition worldwide. I promise to continue serving you unwavering,” Atwoli tweeted.
Deputy Secretary General, COTU, Benson Okwaro congratulated Atwoli stating that he commands a lot of reverence and admiration intentionally.
“As COTU (K) we take great pride in associating with Atwoli and for his leadership, mentorship and guidance. Indeed, the person of Atwoli commands a lot of reverence and admiration internationally considering his firm leadership and commitment to the plight of the workers globally,” he said.
The International Labour Organization is a United Nations agency whose mandate is to advance social and economic justice through setting international labour standards.
It helps advance the creation of decent work and the economic and working conditions that give working people and business people a stake in lasting peace, prosperity and progress.
Atwoli, who received the highest number of votes globally, will now be charged with the responsibility of representing the interests of working men and women on the African Continent for the four-year period of 2021-2024.