Kate Bell is Assistant General Secretary and supports Paul Nowak in leading the TUC.
Kate works with external stakeholders on behalf of the TUC and is responsible for inter-union relations. She also leads on internal TUC matters.
Kate joined the TUC in 2016 as the organisation’s head of economics, international and employment rights department.
Kate played a lead role in securing the furlough scheme during the pandemic – leading vital meetings with ministers and civil servants.
She has also led the TUC’s campaign for a £15 minimum wage, common ownership in the energy sector and stronger worker bargaining rights.
Before joining the TUC, Kate worked as Head of Policy and Public Affairs for a local authority.
She has also worked for the Labour Party, and for the charities Child Poverty Action Group and Gingerbread.
Kate is also a member of the Low Pay Commission, representing workers.
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