Frances O'Grady

Frances O'GradyFrances 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.

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Frances O’Grady address to Congress, Monday 12 September 2016
Issued: 13 September 2016
Frances O’Grady address to Congress, Monday 12 September 2016
Issued: 12 September 2016
Responding to the terrible events in Brussels this morning, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady, who is in the city for European trade union meetings, said: "On behalf of the British trade union movement, I have sent a message of sympathy and solidarity to our Belgian colleagues, and to the survivors...
Issued: 22 March 2016
If you missed the Big Workplace Meeting with Eddie Izzard and Frances O'Grady you can watch it here. The meeting is part of a week of activities against the trade union bill, and highlighting the good work of unions. Many union branches simultaneously held their meetings across the country, to...
Issued: 09 February 2016
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady and leader of the German trade union movement DGB President Reiner Hoffman have issued a statement on the UK's EU renegotiation strategy, setting out shared principles for the Europe they want to see.
Issued: 19 November 2015
TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady, sets out her priorities for Britain in a keynote speech to the TUC Congress 2015.
Issued: 15 September 2015
The General Secretary of the TUC, Frances O’Grady, sets out her priorities for Britain in a keynote speech to the TUC Congress 2015.
Issued: 14 September 2015
The right to strike is under threat. Frances O'Grady explains why in this short video. ​TRADE UNIONS BILL: UNFAIR, UNNECESSARY AND UNDEMOCRATIC We will oppose these draconian proposals. Our country has a proud tradition of liberty and democracy – and trade unions are central to that. Read the full blog...
Issued: 20 August 2015
Frances O'Grady spoke to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions on the 8th of July. She spoke on the challenges that British and Irish unions face.
Issued: 14 July 2015
Frances O'Grady's speech to TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference 2015​, 21 - 22 May 2015, at Congress House, London. Thanks Sean [McGovern] for those words of introduction. And thanks for all your hard work on the disabled workers committee, on the General Council and of course with Unite. Conference, Sean has...
Issued: 01 July 2015

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