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Peter Waldorff, born 1955, is a Danish citizen. He has taken up a broad range of functions within the trade union movement.
With a background in public services at the Municipality Lyngby-Taarbaek outside Copenhagen at the age of 25 he started working for the trade union HK Denmark, responsible for organising their youth activities.
Later on his responsibilities in HK Denmark changed to serving the union members working for central government. In 1991 his position changed to Head of Secretariat.
In 1998 he was elected president for this sector.
From 2001-2007 he was leading the trade union negotiating team at the collective bargaining for central government.
In the years 2000-2007 he was chairing the standing committee for national administration in EPSU – The European federation of Public Service Unions.
In 2007 he was elected General Secretary for the global union federation, PSI – Public Services International, based in Ferney-Voltaire, France. This ended in 2012.
In 2014 he started working for LO – the Danish Confederation of Trade Unions in the Department of European and International Affairs.
Since 1 October 2017 he is coordinating LO’s EU related activities.