PODKREPA CONFEDERATION OF LABOUR

DR. KONSTANTIN TRENCHEV

Member of the Economic and Social Council as from 10thDecember 2003.
Group II – trade unions at national level.
He is President of Podkrepa Confederation of Labour.
Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council as from 10th December 2003 – ongoing.
Born on 8th February 1955
Educational Background:
Higher Medical Institute, city of Sofia
Specialisations:
Pathoanatomy
Initiator and innovator of inventions recognised by the Institute of Invention and Innovation
Professional Experience:
1990 - ongoing - President, Podkrepa Confederation of Labour
1989 - Founder of Podkrepa Independent Labour Federation
1983-1988 - Assistant Professor in Anatomy, Assistant Professor of General and Clinical Biology, Histology and Embryology at the Higher Medical Institute, city of Stara Zagora
Membership in organisations:
2003 - ongoing - Vice-President of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), Member of the ETUC Executive Council
1992-1996 - Vice-President of the International Independent Trade Union Confederation
Bearer of the Stara Planina First Order Medal, Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre (headquarters in Malta)
Foreign languages:
French and Russian

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