Liina Carr was re-elected ETUC Confederal Secretary in 2019, having first been elected in 2015. Her responsibilities at ETUC include macroeconomic policy, economic governance and the European Semester, the European Pillar of Social Rights, social protection, external relations, implementation of UN Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals in the EU and development cooperation, as well as human resources. Liina has been a member of the European Economic and Social Committee since 2004. From 2015-2019 she handled a wide range of issues at ETUC including trade, mobility, posting of workers, the European Labour Authority, migration, social protection and development cooperation policies. Liina studied law and worked in the private sector in Estonia and Britain and worked in academia and the public sector in UK. In 2002 she started working for the Confederation of Estonian Trade Unions (EAKL) where she served as International Secretary from 2004 to 2015. During EU accession, she was part of the trade union team working with the Estonian government to implement EU social and labour legislation.
Confederal Secretary, ETUC