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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On the morning of the day when Article 50 was triggered by the Prime Minister (29 March), TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady wrote a blog for the Social Europe website setting out what the British and European trade union movement want to see in the negotiations over the UK's exit...
Issued: 02 April 2017
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady blogged at Huffington Post ahead of the triggering of Article 50, calling for the Prime Minister to put protecting working people's rights at the heart of her approach to negotiations to leave the European Union.
Issued: 02 April 2017
Frances O'Grady's speech to TUC Women's Conference 2017​, 8- 10 March, Congress House, London.
Issued: 09 March 2017
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

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