Jennings, who led UNI for 18 years as general secretary, built the organization into a powerhouse for workers’ rights and has been a lifelong champion for peace and working people the world over.
Over a long and distinguished career dedicated to strengthening trade union power, Jennings became known as a global warrior for workers’ rights, peace and justice.
“It is truly an honour to win this award,” said Jennings. “Although I was not born here, I’m immensely happy and proud to call La Côte home.”
“I do not think we would have been able to make such a global impact without being rooted in such a vibrant, international and welcoming community.”
As Co-President of the International Peace Bureau, Jennings took the opportunity to call for all actors to push for peace in Ukraine.
After retiring as UNI General Secretary at the Liverpool World Congress in 2018, Jennings has been busy – becoming a powerful advocate for peace as the Co-President of the International Peace Bureau, pushing for human rights in sport as the Director of the Centre for Sports and Human Rights and a voice for workers as member of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work.
“We are proud to congratulate Philip for winning this award. He has always been dedicated to building strong roots between UNI and the La Côte community, and this is recognition that his commitment was a huge success,” said UNI General Secretary Christy Hoffman.