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Frances O’Grady

Frances O’Grady

Frances O’Grady is the General Secretary of the TUC. Before this she was Deputy General Secretary with lead responsibility for policy development over a wide range of areas including trade union recruitment and organisation, industrial policy, the environment, and fair pay. Frances sits on the National Advisory Panel of CLASS.

Previously Frances ran the TUC's Organisation and Services Department, covering employment rights, learning and skills, health and safety, and the regions, and before that headed up the New Unionism project and launched the TUC Organising Academy. Frances joined the TUC as Campaigns Officer from the TGWU where she worked on social justice and equality issues.

Frances represents the TUC on the Low Pay Commission, the High Pay Commission and the Commission on Living Standards. She is involved with a number of think tanks, including the Institute of Public Policy Research.