Brendan is the former General Secretary of Trades Union Congress, serving from 2003 to 2012.
The current General Secretary of the TUC is Frances O'Grady.
Labour and unions must change to lift country out of economic stagnation, says TUC General Secretary
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady warned today (Friday) that both unions and the Labour Party will need to change to deliver a radical new economic settlement that will lift the UK out of a lost decade of stagnation.
Europe must change course to build a future that works
As part of the TUC's contribution to the ETUC Day of Action 'against austerity, for jobs and growth' on 14 November 2012, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber has written an open letter to the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso. In it, he calls for the Commission 'to take note of the mounting opposition to austerity across Europe and change course urgently.'
Brendan's speech to TUC Women's Conference, 14 March 2012
TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber's speech to delegates at the TUC Women's Conference 2012
Brendan Barber calls for new policies for growth and jobs at Liverpool conference
TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber will expose the failures of the government's austerity programme and call for policies for growth and jobs at the North West TUC's annual conference in Liverpool today (Saturday).
The new European treaty: unfair, undemocratic and misguided
TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber has written to the Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to outline the trade union movement's opposition to the new European treaty on stability, co-ordination and governance in the economic and monetary union, and to explain that British trade unionists are having to lobby Governments around Europe as part of an ETUC day of action about the treaty because the UK Government walked out on the negotiations.
'Welcome to the TUC for what we think is a really important conference, looking at the impact on equality of the government's cuts. Now the coalition likes to focus on the fiscal deficit - but it conveniently chooses to ignore the other deficits its austerity policies are creating...'
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