Frances O’Grady
Frances O’Grady is the TUC General Secretary. During her time at the TUC, Frances has lead responsibility for a wide range of key areas of policy development across the TUC's work including organising, inter-union relations, learning and skills, pay and the environment. Frances has been a member of the Low Pay Commission, the High Pay Commission and the Commission on Living Standards. She is also member of the Green Economy Council, the Apprenticeship Ambassadors’ Network and the Skills Funding Agency Advisory Group. Frances also contributes to a number of policy groups, including those of the Institute for Public Policy Research and the British Academy.

Blog Entries by Frances O’Grady

Government Assault on Our Welfare System Is Based on Myth and Prejudice, Not Evidence

(34) Comments | Posted 4 January 2013 | (11:51)

With the government's poll rating faring almost as badly as its economic strategy, the Chancellor has hatched a cunning plan to win the next election. No, not bold new initiatives to promote jobs and growth, that would mean admitting that plan A has failed.

Instead, the government is planning a...

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Austerity and Rapid Deficit Reduction Is Failing in Its Own Terms

(5) Comments | Posted 11 July 2012 | (09:10)

It is a great honour to succeed Brendan Barber as TUC General Secretary at this vital time for the trade union movement.

The dominant economic approach of the last 30 years is now on its last legs. Letting the market rip and an indifference to inequality are now seen as...

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