Assistant General Secretary
Monika Kemperle was elected as Assistant General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union at its founding Congress on 19 June 2012.
Monika is currently the Executive Secretary of the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB) and a member of the Federal Council of the Austrian parliament, elected in 2007. She is active in the Social Democratic Party and serves on a number of supervisory boards in Austria.
Monika started her career as an office clerk, then worked in the hospitality industry and as a seamstress. Before long her career focused on the trade union movement and she began working for the Union of Metal, Mining and Energy Workers (GMBE) in1987.
Following further advanced studies, Monika became Executive Secretary for legal protection at GMBE and then for policy on women’s issues. From 2003 to 2007 Monika served as Executive Secretary of the Union of Textile, Garment and Leather Workers.
Monika’s political work focuses on social issues, gender equality, education and training, and, at the international level, on decent work and living conditions of employees.