Tobias Baudin

Tobias Baudin
Tobias Baudin standing beside a mural depicting Dawit Isaak with "free dawit" written below
Baudin in 2013
Secretary-General of the Social Democratic Party
Assumed office
6 November 2021
Leader Magdalena Andersson
Preceded by Lena Rådström Baastad
President of the Swedish Municipal Workers' Union
In office
1 June 2016 – 6 November 2021
Deputy Malin Ragnegård
Johan Ingelskog
Preceded by Annelie Nordström
Succeeded by Malin Ragnegård
Personal details
Born (1974-12-25) 25 December 1974 (age 46)
Luleå, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Political party Social Democratic Party
Occupation Trade union leader,
Politician

Åke Sigurd Tobias Baudin (born 25 December 1974) is a Swedish Social Democratic politician and trade union leader who has served as Secretary-General of the Social Democratic Party since November 2021.[1] He served as President of the Swedish Municipal Workers' Union from 2016 to 2021 and previously served as vice president of the same organization from 2010 to 2012 before serving as vice president of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) from 2012 to 2016.

Biography

Early life and education

Baudin has a professional background as a machinist[2] and has been educated in automation and control engineering.

Trade union career

He became involved with the trade union Swedish Municipal Workers' Union through his workplace and was elected a workplace representative in 2000. From 2004 to 2010, Baudin was elected to the trade unions federal board. He has served as president of the Swedish Municipal Workers' Union in Norrbotten (2009–2010), first vice president of the same organization from 2010 to 2012 and as first vice president of Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) (2012–2016).[3]

Baudin was elected trade union president for the Swedish Municipal Workers' Union at the union's congress in 2016, as Annelie Nordström's successor.[4]

Political career

Secretary-General of the Social Democratic Party

Baudin was designated Secretary-General of the Social Democratic Party on 12 October 2021 ahead of the party's congress in November 2021 alongside Magdalena Andersson as party leader.[5] He was subsequently elected to the position on 6 November 2021.

References

Trade union offices
Preceded by
Ulla Lindqvist
Vice President of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation
2012–2016
Succeeded by
Preceded by President of the Swedish Municipal Workers' Union
2016–2021
Succeeded by
Party political offices
Preceded by Secretary-General of the Social Democratic Party
2021–
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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