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General Secretary, International Trade Union ConfederationSharan Burrow was re-elected for a second term as General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation at the ITUC World Congress in May 2014. Previously President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) from 2000 - 2010, she served as inaugural President of the ITUC from its foundation in Vienna in 2006. Sharan has led union negotiations on major economic reforms and in labour rights campaigns. The ITUC is the world’s peak labour union body and has grown to represent 180 million workers in 162 countries and territories with 333 national affiliates.