Director, Campaigns & Communications
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Tim Noonan is Director of Campaigns and Communications at the International Trade Union Confederation, the global organisation representing 175 million workers from 315 affiliated organisations in 153 countries. He is responsible for the ITUC’s media and social media work, and the integration of this with global trade union campaign activities. In 25 years working for the ITUC and its predecessor the ICFTU, he has worked on a wide range of issues across all the regions, and led the international trade union movement’s campaign against child labour during the 1990’s and the early part of this century. He was closely involved in the development of ILO Conventions 169 and 182 concerning indigenous peoples, and the Worst Forms of Child Labour, respectively. He is a regular participant at the World Economic Forum Annual Meetings and at G20 ministerial meetings and Summits.
The ITUC is currently developing and implementing integrated on-line and off-line communication strategies, and has close cooperation with a wide range of groups working on social media. In 2012, it played a key role, through its “Stop the Net Grab” campaign, in helping to build public resistance to attempts to undermine multi-stakeholder governance of the internet, via the International Telecommunication Union. Social media and e-campaign actions in as many as 12 different languages were, and remain, a key part of that campaign as with many other aspects of the ITUC’s work.
Mr. Noonan holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biochemistry and Pharmacology from the University of Western Australia.