Doug McAvoy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Doug McAvoy (2 January 1939 – 12 May 2019)[1][2][3] was a British trade union leader. He was General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers from 1989 to 2004.

A teacher, McAvoy was secretary of Newcastle-upon-Tyne NUT and became a member of the National Executive of the Union in 1970. He was appointed Deputy General-Secretary designate in 1974, a post he held until 1989 when he became the first directly elected General Secretary in 1989.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doug Mcavoy". BFI. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  2. ^ Speck, Dave (13 May 2019). "Tributes as former NUT leader Doug McAvoy dies aged 80". Tes.
  3. ^ "Doug McAvoy, leader of the National Union of Teachers whose term was marked by bitter rows with the hard Left – obituary". The Telegraph. 14 May 2019. (registration required)
  4. ^ 'Profile Doug McAvoy leaves top union role after 30 years' The Guardian 14 April 2004

External links[edit]

Trade union offices
Preceded by
Fred Jarvis
Deputy General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers
1974–1989
Succeeded by
Mary Hufford
Preceded by
Fred Jarvis
General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers
1989–2004
Succeeded by
Steve Sinnott