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Wales TUC, General secretary

Shavanah Taj is Wales TUC’s first BME General Secretary. She joined Wales TUC in February 2019 from the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), where she had been Welsh Secretary since 2013. Shavanah is a graduate of the TUC Organising Academy 2002. Prior to this she worked in retail, call centres and the third sector. 

Shavanah is a passionate campaigner and activist for equity and social justice. She is a board member for the Bevan Foundation, the People's Health Trust, patron of Show Racism the Red Card and member of the independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales. Shavanah is a visible advocate for workers' rights, often appearing on TV, Press, giving advice and evidence to Welsh Ministers and Committees, contributing speeches at round table debates and protest marches. Key areas of expertise include worker voice, fair work, anti-racism, human rights, women’s rights and climate justice.

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