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Dra. Maria Helena ANDRE Minister of Labour and Social Solidarity of the Portuguese Republic, Lisbon

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 Study of Modern Languages and Literature, Faculdade de Letras, University of Lisboa
1981-1988 Assistant of UGT-P International Department
1984-1991 Responsible for the International Affairs of UGT-P Youth Department
1985-1988 Member of ETUC Youth Steering Committee
1985-1991 Member of the local council of Paço de Arcos
1988-1991 Member of the Executive Committee of the Youth Forum of the European Community; Head of UGT-P International Department; President of ETUC Youth Steering Committee
1990-1991 Member of SITESE (Sindicato dos Trabalhadores de Escritório, Comércio, Serviços e Novas Tecnologias) General Council
1992-1995 ETUC Confederal Secretary in charge of Labour Market, Education and Vocational Training, Migration and Youth
1995-1999 ETUC Confederal Secretary in charge of Labour Market, Education and Vocational Training, Racism & Ethnical Minorities and European Structural Funds
1999-2003 Re-elected ETUC Confederal Secretary in charge of Labour Market, Education and Vocational Training, Regional Policy and European Structural Funds
2003-2009 Deputy General Secretary of the ETUC (in Prague May 2003, re-elected in Seville in 2007)
since 2009 Minister of Labour and Social Solidarity of the Portuguese Republic