Deputy General Secretary
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Wellington Chibebe was elected Deputy General Secretary of the ITUC in 2011. Prior to taking up that position, he served as Secretary General of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) which he joined in 2001. He served as President of the national Railway Workers’ Union in 1988 after completing his apprenticeship as a diesel plant fitter.
Wellington Chibebe represented Zimbabwe’s trade union movement on numerous occasions at the annual ILO International Labour Conference and various other major international meetings.
A champion for democracy and development, he was awarded the inaugural Arther Svensson International Award for Trade Union Rights by the Norwegian Chemical Workers’ Federation in 2010.