Born on 11 March 1955, in Poland Married, two sons
Master’s degree in languages (Romanic philology) 1974-1978 : Jagellonne University, Cracow, Poland 1995-1997: Teacher training college, Cracow
Elected Deputy General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation at the Athens Congress
Re-elected in 2007 in Seville Responsible for: social protection, disabled people, regional policy and economic and social cohesion, internal market, services of general interest
Elected Confederal Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation at the Prague Congress in May 2003.
Vice-President of the National Commission
1998 2003 Secretary of the National Commission of NSZZ “Solidarność”, Gdansk
1997-1998 Coordinator of the European Integration Commission, Gdansk, Poland
1992 – 2003
Member of the National Commission of NSZZ “Solidarność”
Secretary of the Regional Council of NSZZ “Solidarność”, Rzeszów, Poland
Civil servant with the National Education Ministry (dormitory supervisor and language teacher) in different schools (technical secondary school, arts secondary school, primary school), Rzeszów, Poland
Co-founder of NSZZ “Solidarność”, member of its Works Council at “Telkom-Telos”, Cracow
Military service, armoured infantry military school, Wroclaw – Warsaw
Sales agent for “Telkom-Telos”, a tele-electronics company, Cracow, Poland
Other professional activities
Member of the Consultative Committee reporting to the Minister Plenipotentiary in charge of integration into the European Union
Member of the Policy Programming Council for CONSENSUS (PHARE programme on social protection)
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