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October 25, 2012

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In the end of the May 2013 David Cockroft the guide of the International Transport Workers' Federation lascerà

The assignment will be assumed by Stephen Cotton, current coordinator of ITF for the marine field

In the end of the next May, to the attainment of the sixtieth year of age, David Cockroft the charge of general secretary of the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF lascerà) that it covers from 1993. The announcement of the withdrawal of Cockroft is given yesterday in occasion of the directive board meeting of the ITF to Copenhagen, in the course of which the nomination to general secretary whom charged of Stephen Cotton is decided also, current coordinator of ITF for the marine field.

“The next year - Cockroft has declared - I will have reached the twenty years of direction of this extraordinary total labor organization. Even if they are named for a period of four years to 42° the conference of the svoltosi ITF to Mexico City in 2010, it seems important to give to my successor time to me in order to establish good relations with every part of this organization enough before 43° the conference in 2014. They are very pleased - it has continued Cockroft - than the council has decided to name Stephen Cotton in this role. Stephen has assumed the guide of the marine activities of the ITF, included the campaign on the flags of analogous convenience and that most recent one on convenience the ports, having carried them to important results. Not there is company of navigation or harbour enterprise that you do not respect the force of the ITF. Even if my formal retirement will happen in the end of May of the next year - it has specified Cockroft - Stephen and I will work with leaving from the conclusion of this reunion in order to guarantee an easy passage of deliveries. He is before after my withdrawal I will supply all the councils, the assistance and the support of which Stephen he will have most difficult and challenging need in order to make loaded with what it is one of, but also rewarding intense activities in world-wide the trade-union movement. Regarding my future personal plans - it has concluded - I will continue to engage itself for giving a contribution to the development of unions strong, democratics and guided from the workers everywhere of the world, but with a rhythm and a time that will allow me also lend greater attention to my family and my friends”.

“To wear it dresses of David and to assume this new role - it has emphasized Steve Cotton - is a great responsibility and an extraordinary challenge. But it is not a my exclusive shared responsibility being from all inside of the world-wide community of ITF. As union of the transports we are beginning to change the face of the trade-union force and to having a real impact on the total economy. We will defeat which attack the trade-union rights and weaken the industrial force of the workers. In the ITF we will have a greater number of unions, greater and stronger, and will guarantee real advantages to the workers all over the world. Now and in future we have the real possibility to get ahead a ITF that is constructed on the solid foundations left from the predecessors who I have the fortune to have had, most recent of which he is David Cockroft, that it has contributed to transform this organization in the total power that is today”.

Commenting the decision assumed yesterday from the directive council, the president of the ITF, Paddy Crumlin, has found that such decision “reflects the mature leadership of David Cockroft and dell '' ITF. The personal, political and industrial qualities of the single candidate to the general secretary charge, Steve Cotton - it has added - are a guarantee for the future of the ITF”.

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