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An executive of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation will become a member of the executive council of the U.N. labor agency, becoming the seventh person to assume such a post, industry sources said Wednesday.

Shigeru Nakajima, executive director of Rengo’s international affairs department, will be taking over the post vacated by Sukesada Ito to represent workers in the Governing Body of the International Labor Organization.

The Governing Body makes decisions on the International Labor Organization’s policy. It is composed of 28 government representatives and 14 members each from management and labor.

Nakajima will start his duty March 12. His term will last until June 2005.

He says he is aiming to create standards for international labor conditions in the face of such concerns as the treatment of nonpermanent staff.

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