Frances became TUC General Secretary in January 2013, the first woman ever to hold this post. The General Secretary is responsible for the effective operation of the TUC and for leading implementation of policies set by the annual Congress and the organisation's General Council.
TUC campaign to make case for radical economic reform
A jobs guarantee for young people, spreading the living wage across the public and private sectors, putting communities not profits at the heart of public services, and creating a stronger voice for workers in the management of companies are among the TUC's five key campaign priorities in the run up to the general election, according to its campaign plan published today (Wednesday).
Revitalising social Europe
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady spoke at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) event on Revitalising Social Europe alongside Social Affairs Commissioner Laszlo Andor and the CBI's Neil Carberry on Tuesday 26 February 2013. Here are her remarks.
TUC protest re latest attack in Colombia
The TUC General Secretary has written to the Colombian ambassador to protest about the recent assassination attempt against the President of the CTC, one of Colombia's main trade union federations. The attack marks a worrying deterioration in the already highly dangerous situation facing Colombian trade unionists.
Letter to Mexican President
In advance of the Global Unions week of action in solidarity with Mexican workers, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has written to President Pena Nieto. The letter calls on his government to allow genuine freedom of association for workers in Mexico, an end to the system of ‘protection contracts' that block independent unions from operating and the reinstatement of thousands of workers recently dismissed for taking industrial action in defence of their union rights.
European fiscal fundamentalism is the road to nowhere
TUC General Secretary Designate Frances O'Grady's speech to a Coalition of Resistance rally on the evening of the ETUC Day of Action against austerity.
Northern region welcomes Frances O'Grady as next TUC General Secretary
Kevin Rowan, Northern TUC Regional Secretary said: “The announcement that Frances O'Grady is set to be the next General Secretary of the TUC is excellent news for the trade union movement. Frances is a good friend to the Northern region and has spoken at our rallies against government cuts, inspired local reps and campaigners as well as worked with MPs and council leaders in the region on issues such as apprenticeships and the living wage.
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