Frances O'Grady

Frances O’Grady
Frances Lorraine O'Grady (born 9 November 1959) is the General Secretary of the British Trades Union Congress (TUC), the first woman to hold the position.wikipedia
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Trades Union Congress

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Frances Lorraine O'Grady (born 9 November 1959) is the General Secretary of the British Trades Union Congress (TUC), the first woman to hold the position.
The current General Secretary is Frances O'Grady.

Milham Ford School

She was educated at Milham Ford School, a grammar school which became comprehensive during her time there.
Notable alumnae of the school include trade unionist Frances O'Grady (born 1959) and local politician, activist and Lord Mayor, Olive Gibbs.

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She became TUC General Secretary in January 2013, succeeding Brendan Barber.
Frances O'Grady was elected his successor.

2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum

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She has campaigned prominently during the referendum on EU membership, as the TUC registered for the remain side, particularly citing concerns around the impact on workers' rights and jobs in export led industries.
Sadiq Khan, Ruth Davidson and Frances O'Grady appeared for Remain.

General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress

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Frances Lorraine O'Grady (born 9 November 1959) is the General Secretary of the British Trades Union Congress (TUC), the first woman to hold the position.

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She was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Bank of England in June 2019.

Oxford

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O'Grady was born in Oxford, one of five siblings in a family of Irish descent, and was brought up in the Roman Catholic faith.

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O'Grady was born in Oxford, one of five siblings in a family of Irish descent, and was brought up in the Roman Catholic faith.

Plant Oxford

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Her father was a shop steward at the Leyland car plant in Cowley.

Bachelor of Arts

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At Manchester University, she earned a BA Hons in politics and modern history.

Honours degree

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At Manchester University, she earned a BA Hons in politics and modern history.

Middlesex University

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She received a Diploma in Industrial Relations and Trade Union Studies at Middlesex Polytechnic.

Transport and General Workers' Union

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O'Grady worked for the Transport and General Workers' Union, where she opposed the abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board, and campaigned for a minimum wage.

Agricultural Wages Board

O'Grady worked for the Transport and General Workers' Union, where she opposed the abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board, and campaigned for a minimum wage.

Minimum wage

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O'Grady worked for the Transport and General Workers' Union, where she opposed the abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board, and campaigned for a minimum wage.

Trade unions in the United Kingdom

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She became TUC Campaigns Secretary in 1994 and founded the TUC Organising Academy in 1997, a scheme aimed at supporting a younger and more representative group of workers to become labour movement organisers.

People's Assembly Against Austerity

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In 2013, in line with the TUC, she was among those who gave their support to the People's Assembly in a letter published by The Guardian newspaper.

Bestway

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O'Grady has led a protest outside Bestway, Britain's largest family owned business.

Woman's Hour

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In February 2013 she was, as a result of her efforts, assessed as the 11th most powerful woman in Britain by Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4.

BBC Radio 4

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In February 2013 she was, as a result of her efforts, assessed as the 11th most powerful woman in Britain by Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4.

University of Manchester

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At Manchester University, she earned a BA Hons in politics and modern history.

WebRoots Democracy

It contains forewords by the MPs Graham Allen and Chloe Smith, as well as the General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress, Frances O'Grady.

Homelessness in the United Kingdom

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Despite working all the hours they can, too many people have been pushed into the housing emergency by expensive private rents, punishing housing benefit cuts and a chronic lack of social homes.” Frances O’Grady of the TUC said, “No-one should face homelessness in the UK.