Head of TUC’s organising department, Paul Nowak is appointed to newly-created post of assistant general secretary

Tim Lezard

Paul NowakThe head of the TUC’s organising department has been appointed to a newly-created post of assistant general secretary.

Paul Nowak, 40 (Pictured. Image courtesy of TUC), will be responsible for inter-union relations, organising the annual TUC Congress and the regional offices of the TUC.

Officials say Paul – who is also a regular columnist for UnionNews – becomes the third and final member of the TUC’s senior management team, alongside general secretary Frances O’Grady and assistant GS Kay Carberry.

Paul was one of the first intake of the TUC’s Organising Academy in 1998, when he worked as an organiser for BIFU, the then banking union, in the South West.

Speaking after his appointment was announced, he said: “I’m looking forward to playing my part in building a strong and effective voice for working people and their families, who have been hit so hard by the government’s failing austerity programme.

“A strong, campaigning TUC has a crucial role to play in delivering a better, fairer and more equal Britain.”

A former regional secretary of the Northern TUC and currently a member of the board of the conciliation service, ACAS, Paul Nowak has also worked as a call centre operator, a hotel night porter and a bus information officer at Cheshire County Council. He has been a rep and member of CWU, GMB and UNISON.

Born and brought up on Merseyside Paul Nowak is married to Vicky, and has three children.

He is a lifelong Everton fan; in his spare time he enjoys playing guitar or walking, cycling and relaxing with his family in North Wales.

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