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Carol Beaumont Elected as CTU Secretary

Carol Beaumont Elected as CTU Secretary

“I am delighted to announce that Carol Beaumont has been elected unopposed as our new Secretary,” Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson said today.

Carol Beaumont was on Friday elected unopposed by the 34 CTU affiliated unions representing more than 300,000 union members as CTU Secretary to replace Paul Goulter who is resigning for personal reasons.

“Carol has more than 20 years experience as a union official in the health and retail sectors during a very difficult period,” Ross Wilson said.

Her leadership role in the National Distribution Union as National Retail Secretary, and her work during the past three years as the Director of the CTU Organising Centre in Auckland, equip her well to play a key leadership role in continuing to rebuild the union movement in New Zealand.

“Carol has also been active in promoting the interests of women unionists and will now have the opportunity to take a leadership role on behalf of working women.”

Ross Wilson said Carol Beaumont’s strong links in Auckland would also be an important asset in the new role.

“I have developed a strong personal respect over many years for Carol’s skills and commitment and I am looking forward to working with her,” Ross Wilson said.

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