Jyrki Raina was elected as General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union at its founding Congress on 19 June 2012.
Previously he was the General Secretary of the International Metalworkers' Federation (IMF), elected at its 32nd World Congress in May 2009.
Born in Helsinki in 1960, Jyrki Raina's first work with unions was as a lawyer and collective bargaining officer for the Finnish Chemical Workers' Union in 1985.
Six years later he moved to Brussels for research activities at the ICEF (International Chemical and Energy Workers' Federation) before taking over the responsibility for policy development and networking in the energy industries. He became Director of Organization at ICEM (International Chemical, Energy and Mine Workers' Federation) in 2000, assisting the General Secretary in planning strategies.
From 2001 to 2003 Jyrki served Finnish industrial trade unions as a consultant in Helsinki.
In 2003 he moved to Stockholm again, where he became General Secretary of Nordic Metal and substitute member of the IMF's Executive Committee and the European Metalworkers’ Federation (EMF) Steering Committee.
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