Annica Dahl, former State Secretary at the Ministry of Labour in Sweden, has been appointed by the Federal Board and has been proposed to the General Assembly as the new Federal Secretary for ABF.
Annica Dahl says: “I am happy and proud to have been entrusted to lead ABF. I look forward to working with employees, elected representatives, member organisations and participants to develop the organisation so that we can continue to be a strong force to even out educational gaps and strengthen democracy.”
“We live in a time that is very revolutionary”
Dahl most recently came from the role of State Secretary to former Swedish Minister of Labour Ylva Johansson Previously, she has, among other things, been unit manager at the Ministry of Education, unit manager at the Swedish National Council for Culture and municipal councillor in Södertälje. Dahl will take up her new position on 18 September 2020, replacing Ewa Lantz, who will return to the role of Deputy Federal Secretary.
“We live in a time that is very revolutionary, not least during this pandemic. For ABF, this means reorganising a large part of its public education activities. Annica is just the right person to lead that change and take ABF into the future,” says Berit Müllerström, former second vice chairman of Landsorganisationen (LO).
The union secretary is elected at ABF’s general meeting on 5 October 2020 following proposals drawn up by ABF’s founding organizations Landsorganisationen (LO), Kooperativa förbundet (KF), and Socialdemokraterna (S). ABF’s Federal Board has chosen to appoint Annica Dahl from 18 September 2020.